Sonal Monterio gets her big break with a Yogaraj Bhat film
The actor, who is an established name in the Tulu industry has forayed into Kannada with two films and has made her Bollywood debut too
It looks like Yograj Bhat’s upcoming film, made under his own banner, gets a complete cast with the director roping in Sonal Monterio as the female lead. The yet-to-be-titled project that has Vihaan as the hero, also has Akshara Gowda in it.
Sonal, who is a Mangalorean, has made her mark in Tulu with films like Ekka Sakka, Pilibail Yamunakka and Jai Tulunadu, making her a star to watch out for. In Kannada the actor will be seen in Pratham’s upcoming film, MLA, and is associated with another Kannada film, Abhisarike.
Aside from acting, Sonal is also a model and singer. The actor has set the bar high by also making her Bollywood debut in a film opposite Riteish Deshmukh. She has apparently completed two schedules of the Hindi film.
Yogaraj Bhat's film is apparently about generation gap, and the filmmaker wanted to bring in fresh faces for it. Sonal was considered to be the right fit for the role. "She can get into a girl-next-door role with ease, but also has a glamourous side to her, and that's what worked to her advantage for this role," says our source.
Interestingly, going by the cast and crew, the film is bringing in artistes from all corners of Karnataka. While Bhat is from Dharward, Vihaan is from the Hassan belt, Akshara is from Mandya, and now that they've brought Sonal in, they've covered Mangaluru too.
This yet-to-be-titled film has music by V Harikrishna, with Shashidar Adapa as production designer and Sugaan as its cinematographer.