The actress begins shooting for the film directed by Gurudatta R later this month.
Much before the big screen beckoned Priyanka Upendra, teaching was something she was quite interested in. In fact, during her college days, the actress has taught little ones in kindergarten, but then fate had other plans for her. With an upcoming Kannada film, though, Priyanka is going to relive those days. Called Miss Nandini, Priyanka is in the title role of the Gurudatta R directorial, which follows a teacher at a government school.
According to a New Indian Express report, Priyanka has been quoted as saying that the film explores the possibility of a government school being just as good, if not better, than a private school. Glad to be a part an interesting subject with a social message, the actress adds that the film not only revolves around the matter of education and children, but also has a fair share of comedy. The film will have its official muhurtha next weekend, and will go on floors shortly thereafter.
Priyanka, meanwhile, is counting down to the release of her next, 1980, a sci-fi thriller, which is releasing on OTT on October 15. The film sees her in the role of a writer in 1980, who is able to establish contact with someone in modern-day. Directed by Rajkiran J, the film is a thriller that explores the concept of parallel universes and stars Sharanya Shetty, Aravind Rau, Sridhar and Murali Sharma in pivotal roles. “Although some of my other films are on some platforms, they’ve all had a theatrical run prior to that. 1980 will be my first direct-to-OTT release, and will come on Namma Flix on October 15. The script of the film came to me after the first wave of the pandemic, when relaxations began to set in. I really liked the subject and the character. The film explores the concept of parallel universes, which I have heard of in Hollywood movies, but not in Kannada. It seemed interesting and we have revealed that aspect in the trailer, as it is the USP of the film. My character is a novelist and mother in 1980 and another character is in 2020. We connect, and then, a series of events unfold between the two of us and that is how the story progresses,” Priyanka had told us earlier.
Among the projects that Priyanka is looking forward to is also UgraAvatara, an action flick in which she plays a police officer, as well as Master Angshuman, her return to Bangla cinema. That’s quite an impressive bouquet of projects.