Tanya Hope to make her Kannada debut
The actor, who is starting out in the Telugu and Tamil industries, will mark her Kannada debut with Upendra’s Home Minister, in which she shares screen space with Upendra and Vedhika
Tanya Hope is one among the many beautiful women -- Aishwarya Rai, Deepika Padukone and Anushka Shetty to name a few -- who have their roots in Mangaluru.
Born and brought up in Bengaluru, Tanya too contested in the Miss India Pageant in 2015, and soon after landed in a Telugu project in 2016 and then another in the same industry in 2017. Tanya now marks her Kannada debut with the Upendra-starrer Home Minister.
“I play the second lead in the film directed by Sujay K Srihari. This is a bilingual, made in Kannada and Telugu, and I share screen space with Upendra and Vedhika. We are done with the shooting, and I am on the sets for patchwork,” says Tanya, who is also part of Sunil Kumar Desai’s directorial Udgharsha, which features Dhansika in the lead. “We haven’t been shooting for that film for a while, and I don’t have much to share about it,” she says.
The model-turned-actor has made her mark in three different industries -- Telugu, Kannada and Tamil. She says, “I am a south Indian and therefore comfortable in all three languages. These opportunities just came my way and I took them up.”
She plays an independent working woman in Home Minister, but says she is not at liberty to share any more details.
Tanya says that she knows of Upendra as a star and a politician. “I follow his work,” says the newcomer, who admits to being nervous during the initial days of the shoot. “Then he told me to relax, and was even ready to look away so that I can get my dialogues right. He calmed me down and helped me be comfortable. He is too humble a person.”
Tanya is looking forward to her Tamil debut and her next Telugu film. “I have been paired opposite Arun Vijay in Thadam and we just have to shoot two more songs for it. My Telugu film with Sampath Nandi is in post-production stage and is set for release in March,” she says.
As a model, she continues to do ads though her first priority is cinema. “I want to make cinema my career and to focus on establishing myself as a south Indian artiste,” she says.