Pruthvi Shamanur: I first started auditioning for films when I was in Class 5
The actor tells us how he is elated to make his debut in Hariprasad Jayanna’s Padavi Poorva
Padavi Poorva is introducing Pruthvi Shamanur, one of the youngest actors in Kannada cinema currently. This six-foot hero-in-the-making is currently juggling his film career and education. “We have completed two schedules,” says the newbie about the film directed by Hariprasad Jayanna, which is under the guidance of Yogaraj Bhat.
“Getting into films was my childhood dream, even if only in a blink-and-miss role,” says Pruthvi. His wish to join films began when he was in Class 2 and he started auditioning for films when he was in Class 5. “I don’t remember the number of auditions I have given. I kept getting rejected because of my height. They would usually feel that I looked older than the role demanded,” says the youngster, who later chose to get into modelling.
“I thought the ramp might help me get recognition and would be the best platform to enter the industry. I represented India at the South Asia Pacific in which I was the runner up. I am also into martial arts and have participated in competitions at state levels,” says Pruthvi.
The actor was spotted by director Yogaraj Bhat. Pruthvi tells us Bhatru saw his picture at a birthday party, and later chose him to be a part of Padavi Poorva. “My dream was to meet Yogaraj Bhat, take a photo with him, and share it on social media. But today, I’m happy to work under his guidance,” he says.
Pruthvi is currently in talks with various filmmakers. However, his next move will depend on the release of Padavi Poorva.
Padavi Poorva is made under the banner of Yogaraj Movies and is produced by Bhatru and Ravi Shamanur. The film, also starring Anjali Anish and Yasho Shivakumar as the female leads, will have music by Arjun Janya and cinematography by Santhosh Rai Pathaje.