Hariprriya to star in RJ Mayur's debut directorial Kannad Gothilla
The actor says this film will show what a Kannadiga goes through every time he/she hears people from outside the state saying, ‘Kannad gothilla’
The first two words those moving to Bengaluru promptly pick up are Kannad gothilla. This phrase is now the inspiration for a feature film by RJ-turned-director Mayur. He’s roped in actor Hariprriya as the protagonist for his first full-length feature film.
Produced by Kumara Kanteerava, the film's launch will take place tomorrow. Ahead of kick-starting the shoot for Kannad Gothilla, Hariprriya tells Cinema Express that it was the title that caught her attention. “We hear these two words from every second person residing in Bengaluru. The story is based on real-life incidents. Usually, we get a character that represents only a single person, which is relatable only to a few. But in Kannad Gothilla, I represent a large community both within Karnataka and across the globe,” says Hariprriya, who plays the role of Shruthi Chakravarthi in the film. “It is a fresh concept where Kannada is the hero of the film,” she says.
Hariprriya recalls how she has come across numerous people, who always pronounced 'Kannada' as 'Kannad' and how she would correct them. “This film will show what a Kannadiga goes through every time he/she hears people from outside the state saying, ‘Kannad gothilla’. This is also a film for those coming from elsewhere who are making an attempt to learn the language, as well as those who are trying to teach it. We will just voice our opinion about the language without being preachy. It will be a good entertainer. I’m a proud Kannadiga, who is happy to be working on a subject like this,” she says, adding, “Now, it’s a matter of how the team executes it.”
The actor says that at this point in her career, she is looking at content-driven subjects. Having completed shooting for D/o Parvathamma, directed by J Shankar, where she dons an investigative officer’s hat, Hariprriya now wants to concentrate on Kannad Gothilla.