Radhana Ramu, the daughter of superstar Malashree and late film producer Ramu, makes her debut alongside Darshan Thoogudeepa in Kaatera
Back in August 2023, when filmmaker Tharun Kishore Sudhir revealed that yesteryear superstar Malashree and producer Ramu's daughter Radhana Ram was making her debut alongside Challenging Star Darshan in Kaatera, the news was met with a lot of scepticism. Many opined that the actress, who is still in her early 20s, was way too young to star opposite the 45-year-old star and added that, in all fairness, the two shouldn't be romantically paired in the film.
In their defence, Indian cinema has always had middle-aged male superstars be paired on-screen with considerably younger female actors and Darshan Thoogudeepa, should not be the only one to get pulled up over this.
The makers of Kaatera, too, took all the criticism in their stride and carried on with the shoot and the concern of this age gap was never really addressed in public. Radhana Ram, who was earlier known as Anannya Ramu, is said to have joined the sets of Kaatera a short while after the announcement was made and turns out, she is now ready to present her character look to the world.
The young actress took to social media to announce that her look in Kaatera will be unveiled on March 22nd, on the auspicious occasion of Ugadi. Considering that the film is set in the 1970s and against the backdrop of a village, Radhana Ram could be seen donning a rustic avatar - regardless, fans of the Challenging Star are keen to catch the first glimpse of the female lead of Kaatera.
And if other speculations are to come true, Radhana Ram will be part of another period film in the form of Prem's KD. Starring Dhruva Sarja in the lead and Sanjay Dutt roped in to play a key role, KD is an action drama set on a large scale and reportedly, Radhana will play the female lead.