Called Walking/Talking Strawberry Ice Cream, this is not only the first Netflix project for the actress, but also her Kollywood debut.
She began her filmi innings with a debut opposite Pranav Mohanlal (Malayalam superstar Mohanlal’s son) in Irupathiyonnaam Nootaandu, then bagged one of the lead roles in Darling Krishna’s Love Mocktail sequel and is now Kollywood bound. Bengaluru girl Rachel David’s film trajectory is looking quite interesting, with the young actress making inroads in different industries.
“I have been signed up for a role in the Tamil film Walking/Talking Strawberry Ice Cream, which is being produced by Vignesh Shivan and Nayanthara under their Rowdy Pictures banner. Vignesh’s associate Vinayak is the director of the film, which has KK (of Soorarai Pottru fame) in the lead. The film, a romantic comedy, also stars singer Jonita Gandhi and is already under production. I am joining the team next week in Puducherry,” says Rachel, adding that she has been having virtual workshops with the cast and crew in the run-up to the actual shoot.
The role, she adds, came to her through social media. “One of the assistant directors on the project saw my pictures on Instagram and got in touch with me. We connected over video call and that’s how I was selected. The making of the film has been delayed a bit because Vignesh has been busy with another production, starring Samantha, Nayanthara and Vijay Sethupathi, but now decks have been cleared for Walking/Talking Strawberry Ice Cream,” she says.
Meanwhile, Rachel is quite kicked about her impending Kannada film debut, Love Mocktail 2, in which she plays Sihi, one of the leading ladies, opposite Darling Krishna. “Considering the buzz around Love Mocktail, the sequel is highly anticipated and I am also keen to see my Kannada film debut. Krishna is trying to figure out a feasible slot, since there are quite a few films lined up for release, including some of his movies as well. But we are hopeful of being in theatres before the end of the year,” says the actress, who’s got the Malayalam film Kaaval up for release in November.