Since Ugramm, this actress has been in the throes of a creative journey on the silver screen, portraying diverse characters, including her much-talked about bold avatar in Neer Dose. After tasting success, she took a break for a while. She now returns with atleast half-a-dozen films in her kitty. The best part is that all her new films are different from each other, and she is thankful that she is not being typecast in roles similar to her earlier ones. That apart, the beautiful actress Hariprriya has even bagged a special role in one of the most expected mythological dramas, Kurukshetra, which marks the 50th film of Challenging Star Darshan. The female lead in the upcoming Bharjari, Samhara, Katha Sangama, Life Jothe Ondu Selfie, Kanaka, etc speaks with Bengaluru Chronicle about her journey post Ugramm and Neer Dose and what Kurukshetra where she essays the role of Maya means to her, and much more.
“After Neer Dose, I took a short break to spend time with family and friends, exploring new destinations. It was a good decision. After Neer Dose, I have been getting good and sensible offers where the makers are not typecasting me. Almost all the films I have been offered are different and challenging. The roles too are unusual and can only be seen on a big screen, as rarely are they a part of real life,” explains Hariprriya.
She says that it is easy for an actor to get typecast into a particular genre or character. “After my previous successes playing an innocent girl on the big screen, producers usually come back with similar scripts. However, I feel lucky that a majority of the films that have been offered to me are not. It feels nice when I hear that a challenging character was written while keeping me in mind. I have been very particular that it is not the number of films I do but the quality of films, that is of prime importance.”
She also did a guest appearance in Puneeth Rajkumar starrer Anjaniputra, and in Bharjari she portrays a girl from North Karnataka. She recently did a special photo shoot as well, preparing for the season ahead. “We did a special photo shoot, and I am thankful to photographer Pran Udiyana, costume designer Jayanthi Ballal, stylist Snehal Igor and makeup and hair stylist Sabit and Sober for their amazing work,” she gushes.
In Samhara, Hariprriya will be seen in a character with dual shades. “So far, one look of me dressed in a saree has been revealed but the other one is more interesting. It has a lot of curious elements. Katha Sangama, directed by Rishab Shetty is another film which I am looking forward to. We recently shot a portion of it in Rameshwaram and beautiful locations near the ocean. In Life Jothe Ondu Selfie directed by Dinakar Thoogudeepa, the story is based on reality and connected with present day life. It will be a fun-filled watch, involving three friends and does not have the typical love triangle, thankfully,” she says.
About her mega project Kurukshetra, the actress reveals that she was initially approached to play Draupadi but since she was too young, she essays a special role. The film which marks the 50th film of Darshan has a slew of star actors. “I play Maya in Kurukshetra, an illusionary character that appears and disappears. I am excited about it. Since childhood, I have been hearing about these mythological characters and have seem innumerable films made on this timeless tale. I cannot express how lucky I am to be a part of it. The richness and grand scale it is being made in is definitely commendable. The costumes and jewellery I am wearing and periodic art is thrilling,” Hariprriya says. She has also signed Sooji Dhara meaning needle and thread most recently. While she has taken up other language films that have earned her great appreciation, her first priority will always be Kannada films, she concludes....