Pruthvi Ambaar is paired with Rishika Naik, who plays Juni and Mansi in the film, Juni, which releases on February 9
Pruthvi Ambaar, it would seem, is making a habit out of doing love stories with a twist. After his claim to fame Dia, in which he was Adi, the one who brings colour back into Dia’s (Kushee Ravi) life after the loss of her first love, Rohit (Dheekshith Shetty), only to have his love story end in tragedy, his latest, which releases in theatres on February 9 tackles dissociative identity disorder.
Pruthvi is Partha, an aspiring chef, who falls in love with the sweet and demure Juni (Rishika Naik), only to realize that she’s also Manasi, the more rebellious and outspoken one, who has no feelings for him. His family is, obviously, not thrilled about the prospect of Partha marrying a girl with a serious ‘mental’ condition. Is his love for Juni strong enough for Partha to soldier on and hope that it becomes her dominant side or will Manasi take over and spell doom for his relationship. All this will be revealed when the film releases in theatres next week.
Juni has been written and directed by Vaibhav Mahadev, and is a Nakul Abhyankar musical. The film is not the only release that Pruthvi has lined up shortly. The makers of his film with Milana Nagaraj, For Regn, have zeroed in on an end of February date, while Bhuvanam Gaganam and Matsyagandha are also in the pipeline.
In an earlier conversation with OTTplay, Pruthvi had spoken excitedly about doing vastly different films and yet being plagued by the fear of how much longer he can keep doing this, as long as he does not establish himself as a ‘saleable’ actor. Although Dia was widely loved when it came on OTT, its theatrical release was not great. The actor has since acted in the Hindi and Marathi versions of Dia, but those didn’t give him great starts in those industries either.
His two Kannada films, Sugarless and Dooradarshana also did not work at the box office, so it is pivotal that Pruthvi finds success in some of his upcoming releases. Matsyagandha will see the actor in a more rough and tough avatar, while in Bhuvanam Gaganam, he is a specially-abled character.