She is a bundle of talent — a trained classical dancer, singer and someone who can even punch baddies martial arts style with a bit of karate added in! Model-turned-actress, Archana Mosale who made her acting debut in the Telugu film Arundhathi Amavasye, has signed her first Kannada film Yaara Birri. The actress talks about her aspirations, love for cinema, and more.
“To be frank, I always wanted to become an actress, portraying impressive characters on the big screen. I had taken a normal photo, and uploaded it on Facebook and it paved a way to a fashion show. This was when I was still pursuing studies — a bachelor in computer application at Sheshadripuram College. Eventually, after a gap of six to seven months with just a fashion show, I was invited to be a showstopper at an event, and it kindled my modelling career,” Archana Mosale recalls.
Born in Mysuru, this versatile actress was brought up in her native called Mosale (like her surname) in Hassan district, though she is now settled in Bengaluru.
“Though I kept getting offers, I did not wanted to do just ‘any’ film. After several rejections, I stumbled upon Arundhathi Amavasye directed by Thota Krishna. As the title suggests, it is a horror film. I play a role with dual shades — an innocent girl who when possessed becomes a spirit/devil. It was both fun, and a learning experience to transform into two different characters,” she adds.
In Yaara Birri, the model-turned-actress who was the runners-up in the Miss Karnataka 2017 pageant, essays a role of prominence. Insofar as her entry into films is concerned, she admits she had no godfather nor any filmy background. “Despite one of my relatives working in the media, I never went seeking filmi opportunities but with God’s grace, my aspiration was fulfilled through hard work and recognition,” says Archana.
She admits that when she took to modelling, her parents were reluctant but eventually supported her choice of career. “I had been busy with fashion assignments, and within such a short period of time, people have started recognising my work,” she says, adding that her Kannada venture Yarra Birri is directed by Govind and she is cast opposite Anjan, popularly known as Rural Star who hails from North Karnataka. She plays an independent woman living life on her own terms in the film.
Archana love long drives, riding super bikes, and off roading, the latter she will be seen doing in the film as well.
As her maiden Kannada venture kickstarts, she reveals that she learnt classical Bharatanatyam and basic singing. Archana, now wants to do more Kannada films though there is never a language barrier for an actor, she says, signing off.