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    ‘I am curious’- Malashri

    [Interview by IndiaGlitz]
    Thursday, March 26, 2009
    Kannada filmdom lady bond Malashri returning back to acting after five years self imposed exile. She is very curious to know whether people accept her once again. Whether the craze is in tact is a test for me from the release of ‘Kannadadha Kiran Bedi’ says the heart throb of yesteryears and today’s lady bond.

    From ‘Nanjundi Kalyana’ mega hit film the Durgi turned Malashri in Dr. Rajakumar banner passed a wonderful career and ruled the industry in the 90’s working three call sheets a day. From a dream girl to comedy roles and then sober, tearjerker roles Malashri has finally landed in action packed films in her career with huge hit of ‘Lady Commissioner’ in 1997.

    On the eve of release of ‘Kannadadha Kiran Bedi’ she spoke to at her home office in Seshadripuram.

    Here are the excerpts of an interview:

    You have worked strenuously for your comeback film….

    You have worked strenuously for your comeback film….

    On the acceptance part and what the masses demand I thought seriously with my husband Ramu when the making of 25th film from Ramu Enterprises was discussed. Wherever I went especially women folk told me to take up strong police officer roles and they explained I fit in very well.

    Even a stalwart like Mrs Sudha Murthy has told you I believe…

    Yes. Smt. Sudha Murthy told in a meeting when I expressed my ambition to take up a police subject film inspired from the first woman IPS officer of this country. Immediately Sudha Murthy madam told I am the only one who fit in to that role. She also said her husband Mr Narayanamurthy watches my movies. That was encouraging statement from Infosys founder Narayanamurthy wife Smt. Sudha Murthy made me to feel stronger.

    What is this ‘Kannadadha Kiran Bedi’?

    It is inspired from IPS officer Kiran Bedi and it gives courage for women. I play double role. It makes the woman not to fear for anything. The intelligence in handling, the mass appeal and full of entertainment would be an appropriate film for the audience in general. As a matter of fact my husband Ramu and director N Omprakash Rao combination never failed in the box office in the past. What Ramu thinks without telling the same Omprakash Rao executes.

    What do you expect because you return after five years?

    Releasing on the Ugadi Day the new year beginning of Virodhi Nama Samvasthara I am expecting very sweet results firstly for the film and secondly for my hard work.

    The film ‘Kannadadha Kiran Bedi’ called for huge budget?

    This is a huge budget and my husband Ramu never cares or streamline for anything. That is his habit. He never works out on the budget and length of shooting of the cinema. We have not arrived at the budget. Definitely many crores have been spent for the film that took nearly one year to make.

    Why was this delay in making the film?

    That is because of the tough subject and every scene demanded lot of time. It is not that easy to make an action cinema with the taste of my husband and director N Omprakash Rao.

    What was the instant reaction of former IPS Kiran Bedi daughter watching it?

    Smt. Saina daughter of Kiran Bediji for sentiment scenes in the film became emotional and said my mother dynamism I have recollected watching this film. Mrs Saina came with her husband from Pone to watch this film.

    It was easy for you to do dangerous stunts….

    I was asked to fast to cut down the weight. It was initially that in three months the film would be completed. I was happy because I had to starve for three months. When it went up to one year I had the biggest problem. I cannot control hunger in my life. Doing stunts is nothing new to me.

    What next from Malashri?

    I am expecting the best comments. I want the good result for this film to take up a few more challenging films that are women oriented.

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