Bangalore Times Fresh Face of the Year 2020 winner Anjali Anish has been roped in as the heroine by director Hariprasad Jayanna for his directorial debut “Padavi Poorva”.
“Padavi Poorva”, which quite literally translates to “completed degree”, is a campus love story and is said to be set in a college in the late 90s.
Anjali Anish, who was also the runner-up of the 'National Times Fresh Face of the Year 2020', will be sharing the silver screen with another new actor, Pruthvi Shamnur, who is a model from Davangere and is also making his Sandalwood debut with this film.
Having been home-schooled all her life, Anjali’s role in the film is expected to be a challenging experience.
Apart from being a law student and model, Anjali Anish has worked as an assistant director in the Kannada industry. She has also taken acting lessons from The Second City, Chicago and Actor Prepares - The School for Actor.
Speaking to TOI about getting the role, Anjali said that she had only intended to apply for the position of assistant director in order to get a chance to work with producer Yograj Bhatt. She was, however, encouraged by director Hariprasad to audition for the lead role.
Though the actress didn’t sign-up for film, her audition tapes were viewed by the director.
Both Anjali and Pruthvi are currently undergoing an intense training workshop for the launch of their characters on the sets by November. The film is expected to be released by this December.
Arjun Janya has composed the music of the film and the cinematography is by Santhosh Rai Pathaje. The rest of the cast has been selected based on auditions and the team is working on introducing the new talent to the Kannada film industry.
“Padavi Poorva” will be released under the banner of Yograj films and is being jointly produced by Yograj Bhatt and Ravi Shamanur.
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