Noted producer Anekal Balaraj has invited the ‘Smoking Ad’ girl Simran Natekar for his next Kannada film ‘Kajal’ in the direction of Sumanth Kranthi who made ‘Naani’ and ‘Kalachakra’ Kannada films.
Simran was four years child when she took part in the government of India no smoking advertisement that is very popular even to this day. She forgot working for the advertisement as it did not appear for four years. Now it is on silver screen before the start of the film for last eight years. Simran leaving her assignments in other languages accepted this Kannada film. She was hoping for a south Indian cinema after watching ‘Bahubali’ Telugu film. She plays a foreign returned girl settling in a village where she falls in love with a poor chap hero Santosh. Simran took part in the photo shoot with hen, donkey and hero for this film.
‘Kajal’ title is female oriented but the contents are equally balanced for hero and heroine says director Sumanth Kranthi. A foreign family comes and settles in a village. The story starts flowing after this. It is a musical love story with five songs. It is full of entertainment for the family. There are three sisters and one of them is heroine Simran. The ‘Kirik’ they do is interesting. In Kulu Manali, Honnavara and other locations the shoot is planned.
Production manager Rangaswamy hired a donkey after a thorough search and it is traveling with the team for 10 days shoot.
Gurukiran ace composer is in this team to give five tunes. He remembered first film of Anekal Balaraj ‘Kariya’ and first film of his son Santosh ‘Kempa’ that he scored music. I would talk once the songs are ready he mentioned.
Gundulpet Suresh heading the camera department says director Sumanth Kranthi would definitely do a ‘Kranthi’ from this film ‘Kajal’.
Santosh hero of the film is changing his track from action to romantic comedy entertainer. He was thinking of a change and at that time this script came. He plays a college student and has two action with heroine father playing villain in the film.
It is a ‘Sundara Prema Kavya’ puts up Santosh Naik dialogue writer of this film. Avika Rathod is a child actress of this film. She was very innocent when she said Simran ‘didi’ will be of her age. Son in law of producer Anekal Balaraj is also in a vital role in this film.