Hope Love Mocktail will put me in the limelight: Amrutha Iyengar
The film also features Milana Nagaraj in the lead
The next few months will be all about film releases for Amrutha Iyengar. The actor, who is slowly and steadily making a space for herself in the Kannada industry, is looking forward to the release of Love Mocktail this week, followed by Suri’s Popcorn Monkey Tiger in February, and Shivarjuna in March.
Amrutha, who is currently dubbing for Window Seat, directed by Sheetal Shetty, is also part of Dhananajay’s debut production — Badava Rascal.
However, for now, the two-film-old actor only wants to keep her conversation focused on her upcoming film, Love Mocktail. “It starts as a candyfloss romantic drama and eventually takes a mature turn. This is a subject that can be conveyed to audiences of all classes,” says Amrutha, who got the film when she was working on Popcorn Monkey Tiger. “I was on the sets of Popcorn Monkey Tiger when Krishna called me and mentioned about his maiden directorial venture. He said he was looking for a girl, who can speak proper Kannada in a Mysuru accent. I gave my auditions and got selected,” she says.
The actor shares screen space with Krishna in the film that also features Milana Nagaraj in the lead. Amrutha has only positive words to say about the actor and director’s work. “Krishna is a brilliant director, which I got to see while shooting for Love Mocktail. The story is simple but he excels in the making. It’s probably his experience of working under a director like Suri that helped him hone his directorial capabilities. He knows what kind of shots he wants, and what length,” says Amrutha, adding that the fact that he was handling the dual responsibilities of being the director and actor made things a little difficult for her.
Love Mocktail, according to Amrutha, presents the feeling of love that every human being goes through in their life. “Every stage of love is how I would want to define Love Mocktail. It’s about what happens in our school, college, and later. But in reality, what is true love? That is something Krishna has tried to explore through this romantic comedy-drama,” Amrutha adds, pointing out that Raghu Dixit’s music will be a plus for the film.
Giving a sneak peek into her role, Amrutha says, “For a teenager, an attraction transforms into love, and before she realises, everything goes wrong. The character I play in the film is simple and neat, with no drama.”
Amrutha hopes that Love Mocktail will open up new avenues for her. “My last two films did not bring me that kind of attention. I am pinning my hopes on this and my upcoming films,” she admits.