Suri signs on two fresh faces for Suri Popcorn Monkey Tiger
Goutham and Monisha Nadgir will make their debuts in the film that stars established actors Dhananjay, Niveditha, Amrutha and Sapthami
When it comes to spotting new talent, director Suri always trusts his instincts and he hasn’t gone wrong till date. So when Suri signed on Goutham and Monisha Nadgir to share screen space with established actors Dhananjay, Niveditha, Amrutha and Sapthami in Suri Popcorn Monkey Tiger, he was not anxious at all. Produced by KP Srikanth, the film has Maasti Manju writing the dialogues, Charan Raj as music director and Shekhar as the cinematographer.
Professional dancer and model, Monisha Nadgir to debut in Suri’s film
Monisha’s dancing sequences, along with Manvitha Harish in the song, Mental Ho Java caught Suri’s attention. Now, ready to make her acting debut in Suri Popcorn Monkey Tiger, Monisha says the fact that she has been signed on for the film is yet to sink in.
Having modelled and taken centre stage as a dancer, Monisha is no newcomer to the camera. “But I’m a complete fresher when it comes to acting. It’s been a learning experience,” she says. “I even asked Suri sir what he saw in me that he chose me, especially since I am only a dancer. My voice caught his attention, and he called me for a dubbing session. That’s where I met him and I had expressed my interest in acting. This was soon after the release of Tagaru. When he mentioned that he has an upcoming film, I didn’t have any hope of bagging a role. So when I got a call informing me that there was a suitable character for me in the film, it took me by surprise,” she adds.
Niveditha’s brother, Goutham makes acting debut
Having never been on stage and never having the thought of entering the film industry, Goutham has taken on his new role as a challenge. The first-time actor who is heroine Niveditha’s brother, is a businessman, with no prior experience in the film industry. “My sister and I are involved in a joint project, dealing with urban spaces. Niveditha happened to explain our project to Suri sir, which is how I met him. When we met, he felt that I would fit a role in his project,” says Goutham, who plays Dhananjay’s friend in the film.
“I was part of the shooting at Hubballi, Soundatti and Gokak, and in the coming days we will be shooting in Shivamogga and Mumbai,” says Goutham, who plays the role of Shivaprasad aka Muga. “When Suri offered me the role, I couldn’t say no. Initially, I was nervous, but once on the sets, I knew I was in the right hands. I spent a lot of time observing all of them,” he adds.