Samyukta bags a Prakash Raj film
Samyukta Hornad, who rose to fame soon after her debut film Lifeu Ishtene opposite Diganth, will be seen in Prakash Raj's upcoming film Oggarane. The film, which is said to be a trilingual, will also feature the director himself, as well as Tamil actress Sneha, Urvashi, Telugu actor Tejas, and singer SP Balasubrahmanyam.
Samyukta, who considers this project a dream come true, says, "After Lifeu Ishtene, I did consider a lot of scripts, but nothing appealed to me. I agreed to do Oggarane not just because of the script, but because of the people I will be working with. If I had to a pick a dream team, this would be it, and I'm lucky to have got it on a platter."
The actress, who hasn't signed too many films since her first, says she wishes to act, and not just do films for the sake of it. "I come from a very reputed film family and that in itself is a huge responsibility. I look to act in movies rather than just be a glam doll. Most heroines come and go, but I'm here to stay," says the 22 year old.
Speaking about Oggarane, Samyukta reveals, "I play a very confident and bold girl. She's the kind of girl who is not diplomatic and can even beat up boys. I connected with the role easily because I don't hesitate to speak my mind, just like my character."
However, the film did require the actress to prepare for her role. "I've lost some weight and have also been going for Telugu and Tamil lessons as the film will be shot in Kannada, Tamil and Telugu," she says. Oggarane, which will be shot entirely in Mysore, will begin shooting from September 26.
The film's music will be composed by Ilaiyaraaja and lyrics will be penned by Jayant Kaikini. Preetha Nagaraj, from Bangalore, is the cinematographer of the film.