Sonu Gowda: At some point, one needs to shift from being just a regular heroine
The actor is now awaiting the release of Puneeth Rajkumar-starrer Yuvarathnaa
Sonu Gowda’s work in Gultoo is what got her the role in Yuvarathnaa, reveals the actor. She got to know about this only when she asked director Santhosh Ananddram why he chose her. The commercial entertainer, led by Puneeth Rajkumar, has a huge cast, including Sayyeshaa, Dhananjay, Diganth, and Prakash Raj, among others. Sonu admits she initially had some apprehensions about being part of such a large ensemble. “I worried if I would be recognised. I didn’t want to be part of a film where I am just there for the sake of it. So, when Santhosh approached me, I had so many questions running in my mind. However, I decided to take it up since the film that stars Puneeth Rajkumar in the lead, and was being made by Hombale Productions,” she says, adding that her concerns evaporated once she entered the sets.
Sonu feels there comes a point in time when an actor needs to shift from being just a regular heroine. “I can’t keep sitting and waiting for the perfect role every time. Along the way, I realised how much value this character has got, and my insecurities slowly faded away. Eventually, my zeal started building and I was all enthusiastic to play the role,” says Sonu, adding, “I’ve never had an issue about starring in a multi-starrer. What I look at is the prominence given to me as an actor.”
Every artiste of Yuvarathnaa has been instructed to be tight-lipped about their respective roles. But Sonu reveals a little bit about her character. “She is strong-headed. I was happy that most of my portions were shot in universities. And most importantly, this film doesn’t have me paired opposite anybody,” she tells us.
Apart from Yuvarathnaa, Sonu has completed shooting for a Tamil web series. “Covid-19 had me stuck indoors for a long time. Now, I am looking forward to watching Yuvarathnaa, and am waiting for good scripts come by,” she signs off.