Rachita Ram and Priyanka Kumar to play the leads in Suri's Bad Manners
The film stars Abishek Ambareesh as the male lead
Director Suri has finalised Rachita Ram and Priyanka Kumar as the heroines for his Bad Manners, starring Abishek Ambareesh as the male lead. Priyanka, who has been a familiar face on the small screen, will be making the transition to the silver screen with this film.
Bad Manners went on floors in mid-January. The team has completed one schedule involving a fight sequence choreographed by Ravi Varma in Mandya. The film, which has dialogues written by Maasti, also features Tara and Sharath Lohithashwa.
Rachita Ram: Working with Suri was on my wish list, and it has finally come true
After having worked with several filmmakers, Rachita Ram is now looking forward to collaborating with yet another successful director. The actor will be joining the second schedule, which starts on February 18. “I have been a fan of Suri’s films. He is known for his sukkah (raw) signature style,” says the 'Dimple Queen'. “I am eagerly looking forward to working under his direction, and also learning what makes him unique,” she adds.
Rachita had appeared in a special song in Abishek’s debut, Amar, but this will be the first time she will be sharing screen space with him. She is currently working on Khadar Kumar’s Veeram, starring Prajwal Devaraj, and the Ajai Rao-starrer Rachchu I Love You.
Priyanka Kumar: I am excited to work under Suri’s guidance
Priyanka Kumar, who is making her film debut under Suri’s direction, is excited about learning from him. “I have heard that he is a cool director, and I am waiting to learn a lot from him on the sets,” says the 19-year-old. “I had attended the audition in Mandya, where they were shooting the first schedule. I was doubtful of being selected, but when I got a call saying I was finalised, I was on cloud nine,” she adds.
Priyanka is not new to the camera, as she started her acting stint on television right after passing Class 10. Since then, she has been juggling teleserials and education. “I started with Krishna Tulasi for Star Suvarna. I am now working in a Tamil serial, which is running on Star Vijay,” says, the actor who is pursuing her BBA in Mysuru.