Pranitha, a popular actress in Kannada films, debuts in Tamil as heroine with the film ‘Udhayan’ opposite Arulnidhi. Readers might recall that the lanky Arulnidhi, grandson of Kalaignar, debuted as hero in Tamil films last year with the film ‘Vamsam’. Directed by Pandiraj, the film was a moderate hit and gave a good platform to Arulnidhi in Kollywood. Sunaina had starred opposite Arulnidhi in ‘Vamsam’, which was set in the rural backdrop.
Arulnidhi ‘returns’ to the city with Udhayan, whose story is urban in nature. The still photographs that were released to the press for publicity appear to indicate that Arulnidhi and Pranitha share a ‘good chemistry’, a necessary criterion in making a film succeed at the box-office. Pranitha appears to have floored the director and the crew with her willingness to learn Tamil at a terrific pace.
The Kannadiga girl, when offered the role to make her debut in Kollywood opposite Arulnidhi, grabbed the offer with both hands. Sources close to the actress say that she had been waiting for such a break for quite some time so as to make her entry in Tamil films. A quick learner, Pranitha is said to have put in a ‘decent’ performance in the film.
In fact, Unit sources say on condition of anonymity that Pranitha has done a ‘terrific’ job in emotional sequence and assure that she is likely to go places in Kollywood as she has the right mix of attitude and beauty which count a lot. The film, which would soon be hitting the screens, has another attraction in the form of a song sung by Shruti Haasan, the multi-talented actress.