Mungaru Male 2 actor creates traffic awareness
Neha Shetty has acted in a one-minute-long social awareness short film along with her Mehbooba co-star Akash Puri
Two weeks before Neha Shetty and Akash Puri’s Telugu film Mehbooba hits the theatres, the two have caught attention with their short film titled Wear Helmet while Driving. An initiative by young director Jennifer Alphonsse, the one-minute film advocates safe driving. "Truly, it was not meant to be a promotional activity just before the film’s release. We just did the short film for a good cause. We shot it in March, around the same time we were shooting Mehbooba, and it just so happens that both are also being released around the same time," says Neha, adding, "I am glad to be part of anything that can create awareness. In this short film, Akash and I are trying to emphasise the importance of wearing a helmet, atleast for the sake of loved ones."
Neha, who scored high with her first Kannada film Mungaru Male 2 is equally excited about her Telugu debut Mehbooba. "The countdown has begun. I felt lucky to have worked with Shashank on my Kannada debut. And my first Telugu film has me associating with director Puri Jagannath, and paired opposite his son, Akash. By God’s grace I’m being launched in the Telugu industry by the right director," she says.
Mehbooba is set to be released on May 11.