Working with Anant Nag was a dream come true: Manvitha Kamath
The actor, who will next be seen in legendary filmmaker Nagathihalli Chandrashekhar's India v/s England, talks about working in the film, her career path, and more
RJ-turned-actor Manvitha Kamath’s film career started on a good note with Suri’s Kendasampige, and she followed it with Tagaru and a few other films. The actor is now ready with her seventh outing — India v/s England — which is directed by veteran filmmaker Nagathihalli Chandrashekhar.
For Manvitha, who has got to work with two well-known directors, both Suri and Nagathihalli are like two sides of the same coin. “Both of them have different ways of narrating a story, especially about love,” she says, adding that uniqueness is synonymous with Nagathihalli. “In his 30-year career, he has done 15 films. I have watched 12 of those, right from his Undu Hoda Kondu Hoda, and most of them have been hits. As a viewer from Mangaluru, I still remember bunking school and watching his film, Amrithadhare, repeatedly, and that has been one of my favourites. I always believe in doing films that have something unique,” she says.
While the director has often mentioned that India v/s England will remind the audience of his previous film, America America, Manvitha does not wish to compare it with his classics. “India v/s England will make a mark, especially among the family viewers. The audience for his films is a class apart, and this film will definitely reach them,” says Manvitha.
The film brought more than a couple of first-time opportunities for the actor. “Firstly, India v/s England took me to London for the first time, where I shot for 45 days. Then, I got to work with director Nagathihalli Chandrashekar. I also got to share screen space with the lead hero, Vasishta Simha, for the first time. It might sound cliched, but it was a dream come true for me to work with Anant Nag. I always wanted to be part of a film in which he is playing a major role, and it was a golden opportunity. Though I have only a couple of scenes with Sumalatha, off-screen, I got to spend some good time with her,” she says.
Throwing more light on India v/s England, she says, “I would describe it as ‘discovering an untruth’. There are many historical events that we are not aware of. The film is based on a journey, and the audience will definitely travel with us. It is going to be a roller coaster experience,” says Manvitha, adding, “With the whole world witnessing environmental crisis, India v/s England promotes love, peace, and harmony.”