'I don’t want to be known as just another heroine'
...says Roshini Prakash, who is awaiting the release of her second film, Hemanth M Rao's Kavaludaari
Hemanth M Rao’s directorial Kavaludaari will mark the second release for the heroine, Roshini Prakash. The actor, who made her tinsel town debut with Tiger Galli, feels that her upcoming film will be doubly important for her career. Filmmakers in Kannada are coming out with different concepts, and Kavaludaari, she feels, is one such film.
While many actors take up films based on the length of their roles, Roshini says that it’s a non-issue for her. “As long as I do justice to my role, my screen time doesn’t matter much to me. I personally believe that the performance and impact of each character counts for more. I don’t want to be known as just another heroine. Instead, I’d like to be known as one who was part of good films.”
The actor insists on cutting through the clutter and taking up roles that will break stereotypes. “Even in my first film, I played the role of a cop. It gave me a chance to explore my capabilities as an actor,” says Roshini, who will play the role of a lower-middle-class girl dealing with her own problems, with only her dad (played by Achyuth Kumar) to turn to. “It’s a character that most girls can connect to, especially those who are the sole earners in their family. Here again, the character is not cliched, which is why I took up the film,” she adds.
Even though she doesn’t share any screen time with Anant Nag, who plays a retired police officer, just the chance to meet him on the sets was exciting, she tells us. The youngster, who is awaiting the release of this Kannada film, has also completed shooting for her first Tamil film, starring Kathir and directed by debutant Kumaran. “I am waiting for Kavaludaari’s release, which I hope will lead to new opportunities,” she says.