Kannada girl Riyaa Ranvika to make film debut
The debutante's childhood dream of becoming an actor has turned into reality as she has signed her first project, Nam Hudugru Kathe, opposite Niranjan
Another fresh face makes her entry into Kannada cinema. The latest entrant is Likitha Billal, better known by her new screen name, Riyaa Ranvika, who will make her debut with Nam Hudugru Kathe. She stars opposite Niranjan in the film directed by HB Siddhu, who has also written the story and dialogues. The film will be officially launched on November 9.
With the support of her parents, the engineering graduate shifted from Mysuru to Bengaluru just to chase her passion. "As a child, I used to do role plays in front of the mirror," she recalls fondly, adding, "Before turning actor, I wanted to hone my skills, and so I took up a three-month course at Tent Cinema run by Nagathihalli Chandrashekar."
The newcomer is confident that her hard work will pay off. "I’m focusing on my work. If you are dedicated, I guess everything else falls in place. They say that a godfather is necessary to be in this industry, which I don’t totally agree with. I believe that only hard work can take you places. Otherwise you won’t last in any profession."
After reading many scripts, Riyaa chose Nam Hudugru Kathe as her debut, because she felt that director Siddhu’s family drama, which blends in love, would give her a solid foothold in the industry. "I also liked the transition my character goes through, from an innocent girl to a mature woman," she says,
Nam Hugdru Kathe has music by Abhiman Roy and cinematography by Surya S Kiran. The shoot will kickstart in Bengaluru, after which it will continue in Mangaluru, Mandya, Mysuru and Dharmastala.