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I couldn’t have asked for a better launch in Kannada cinema than Sakath: Surbhi Puranik

The Ivan Veramathiri actress plays a music reality show host in the Suni directorial, in which she is paired with Ganesh.

Prathibha Joy
Nov 23, 2021
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Ganesh and Surbhi in a still from Shuruvagide

Earlier this week, the team of Sakath had a pre-release event in Bengaluru, attended by the cast and crew. The Suni directorial, which has Golden Star Ganesh in the lead, brings Surbhi Puranik, who is a popular name in Tamil and Telugu cinema, to Sandalwood.

Surbhi in a still from the song Shuruvagide from Sakath

Speaking at the event, Surbhi said, “Since I was signed up for this film, I’ve always said that it is a golden opportunity for me, because I got to work with Golden Star Ganesh. He is an inspiration and an effortless actor, and I’ve learnt so much from him. He made me feel very comfortable on set. I loved working with him. I am so fortunate to work with such a lovely team. Thank you for believing in me and offering me a role that was so challenging for a debut in kannada cinema. Director Suni has written such a beautiful role, of Mayuri, who, incidentally, is inspired by popular Kannada TV hostess and actress, Anushree. When I was preparing for the role, I watched a lot of her videos to see the way she presents; I loved it and found it so difficult to match the energy she brings to the screen.” A self-professed fan of music reality shows, the actress added that what helped her on set was that Suni would enact scenes to explain just what he was expecting from her, which made the process easier.

Surbhi was also profusely grateful to music man Judah Sandhy and singer Sid Sriram, who collaborated on the song Shuruvagide from Sakath. “Judah and Sid make an incredible team. Thank you for the wonderful music. Shuruvagide, my song with Ganesh got phenomenal response from the audience,” she said.

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