The film, which reunites Paavana with the team of Rudri, is likely to release by the end of December
In early September, just before heading to the set of Gowli, Paavana had told us that she had wrapped up a film about a single woman’s life during the pandemic-induced lockdown. The film, which was untitled at the time, has been called ‘INin keeping with the subject. Taking to social media about the film, Paavana wrote, “Teamed up again with team RUDRI, I am extremely glad to bring this first look of my film “IN”.. a film shot in lockdown and 100% pure lockdown cinema in all senses. There are many lockdown films already but this one for sure is different from all of them. I hope her first look has appealed enough that you all are waiting to see what happened to her. Stay curious and wait for our next updates. Thank you all for your support and needless to say, your wishes are the most important and matters the most.”
Directed by Badiger Devendra, who has also written the story and screenplay of IN along with Shankar Pagoji, the film has music by Bharath Naik. Chief minister Basavaraj Bommai did the honours of releasing the title recently.
Speaking about the role, Paavana had said that it was a challenging character, as she does not have any co-stars throughout the entirety of the film. Given that the story revolves around the emotional upheavals that she, as a single woman undergoes while staying locked up all alone, Paavana shoulders the entire film, which is expected to release by the end of December.
Meanwhile, talking to us about her choice of scripts, the actress had said,” “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.”