In just three years of an acting career, she has come full circle. Projects in all the south Indian languages — Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil and now in Kannada, she is charming her way into cinema with elan. Her Malayalam venture Premam, in which she made her debut alongside several actors, was one of the most successful movies in 2015, which ran for over 150 days in Kerala, and over 200 days in Tamil Nadu before it was eventually made in Telugu with a similar title. Despite several offers in Kannada, the actress could not take up any projects due to a packed schedule. Now, she is realising her long-pending dream of acting in a Kannada movie. Actress Anupama Parameshwaran speaks to Bengaluru Chronicle about her debut film in Kannada in which she shares the screen with Power Star Puneeth Rajkumar, and much more.
“I had been getting several Kannada film offers ever since Premam. While a few of them did excited me as the roles I was offered were interesting, I couldn’t be a part of them due to my previous and ongoing commitments. This was almost the case with Natasaarvabhowma. Though I was very excited to share the screen, I was doubtful if I would be a part of the project. It is the team that was kind enough to adjust my dates, and I was finally able to be a part of this amazing film. It was such a great experience working with the Power Star,” says Anupama Parameswaran who essays one of the leads in the film alongwith actress Rachita Ram.
It was her passion that drew her to realise her dreams of becoming an actress. “Following my studies, I started giving auditions which eventually ended up with me working on Premam. Thereafter, everything fell into place, and fortunately I had been getting good projects. Insofar as my first film in Kannada goes, I had a great time shooting for the film. I had a very limited period of shooting but most of it was with Power Star Puneeth Rajkumar which was the best part,” she says.
The actress who hails from Irinjalakuda in Kerala, loves cooking when she is not juggling between film projects.
On working with the Power Star, Anupama shares that she had met the actor on a couple of occasions during film events earlier, but working with him had been one of her most memorable experiences, especially shooting with him. “He brings energy and positivity, and most of all, he is one of the most humble and down-to-earth personalities in the industry. He makes it so easy to work with, despite being such a huge star,” she says.
In fact, the actress reveals that she had never been to Bengaluru and her maiden visit to the city was on the first day of the shoot for her debut Kannada movie. “Of the limited number of days shooting, my portions were mostly shot in Kolkata. I had only a few days in Bengaluru, which is why I could not pick up on the language even though I love to learn new languages,” she shares.
The actress has dubbed her own voice in her other languages as well, but in Kannada, she expresses that she would have done it too but with a lack of time, it may not have been the best voice for the character. She essays the lawyer’s role in the film which has been dubbed by someone else.
Wrapping up, she says that she has not signed up for any new projects and would do that soon after the release of her first Kannada movie....