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Exclusive! It feels awesome to have 7-8 varied films in hand: Paavana

The actress is all set to head to the forests of North Karnataka for her next, Gowli

Prathibha Joy
Sep 03, 2021
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Kannada actress Paavana, who rose to fame with Gombegala Love, appears to be on a roll. The actress recently had her first release since the pandemic with Kaliveera and has at least 7-8 other projects in various stages of production. “Mysuru Diaries was supposed to release before the pandemic, as well as Rudri, for which I won multiple acting honours at film festivals. Mehabooba and Kannadiga are also ready. This apart I also have Saddu Vicharane Nadeyuttide, Fighter, Thootumadike and an untitled project that I recently completed about a single woman’s life during the lockdown. On Monday, I begin work on Gowli with Srinagara Kitty in the forests of North Karnataka,” says the actress excitedly, adding that she will resume work on her second film with V Ravichandran, 6T, once she is back from the Gowli schedule. “Ravichandran sir was busy with Drishya 2 and is preparing for the release of his film Ravi Boppanna as well, so 6T is on schedule break now,” she says,

The actress is quite tight-lipped about her roles in most of her films. “These days it is customary for film teams to make special announcements for the title, first look, etc., so most of them ask the cast to refrain from divulging too much information. But having 7-8 very varied films in hands is awesome,” she says, adding that the pile-up is only because of delays owing to the pandemic.

Paavana does let slip that she is in talks for a few new projects. But what does she look for in a script to okay it? “There should be life in the character. I am not keen to be the female lead in a film and not contribute much to the narrative. Unfortunately, that is the case with hardcore commercial films, so, I look at balancing such projects with content-oriented subjects. I am on the lookout for characters that offer something to the story, irrespective of the screen presence. Of course, I need to like the story first and if there’s a great tale to be told, I don’t mind doing a relatively smaller role just to be a part of it,” she signs off.

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