Rukmini Vasanth: It’s a blessing to get such a subject
The actor, who made her debut with the Birbal Trilogy, recalls how she bagged the lead role in Rakshit Shetty-Hemanth M Rao’s Sapta Sagaradaache Yello
Rukmini Vasanth has bagged the female lead role in the Rakshit Shetty-starrer Sapta Sagaradaache Yello, which is being directed by Hemanth M Rao. Rukmini made her acting debut in MG Srinivas’s Birbal Trilogy, and this will be her second outing.
Calling it a big break, she says, “I am super excited to be working with stalwarts like Rakshit Shetty, director Hemanth Ra, and producer Pushkar Mallikarjunaiah. It might sound cliched, but it is a dream come true.”
“It was sometime in March that Hemanth and the production house announced this project, which is a romantic drama. In October, they began conducting auditions for various characters, including the heroine. That’s when I took the initiative and sent a message to Hemanth, expressing my interest in attending the audition. Fortunately, within 10 days, I got a reply from the director asking me to mail my details. From there, the audition process began, and finally, I am on board,” recounts Rukmini, adding that while her approach was unusual, she is glad that she took the chance.
“I just wanted to be a part of a good project, and it was nice of Hemanth to consider my request. Also, the content was very important to me, and in his previous interviews, Hemanth had mentioned that the heroine will have an intensive role. I was looking to play such a character. After I heard the script, I felt that it is a blessing to get such a subject,” she adds.
Rukmini, who recently watched Rakshit Shetty’s Ulidavaru Kandanthe, is looking forward to working with him now. “The kind of details he puts in each scene and his character is what makes it realistic,” she says.
The actor took a while to finalise her next after Birbal Trilogy, but she has now also bagged a film by Upendra and Shashank. “However, it got pushed because of the coronavirus outbreak,” she says.
Sapta Sagaradaache Yello will feature Rakshit in two shades. The actor, who has completed shooting for 777 Charlie, will undergo a makeover before he begins filming Hemanth’s directorial. The film, made under the banner of Pushkar Films, has music by Charan Raj and cinematography by Advaitha Gurumurthy.