Popular ‘90s actor Madhubala has been roped in to play Rachita Ram’s mom in the upcoming Kannada movie Seetharama Kalyana, which has Nikhil Gowda playing the male lead.
Son of the ex-chief minister of Karnataka HD Kumaraswamy and grandson of the ex-prime minister of India HD Deve Gowda, Nikhil has been bagging some of the best projects in Sandalwood and Seetharama Kalayana is one among it. Madhubala’s role in the film is said to be meaty and performance-oriented.
Girija Lokesh will be seen playing Rachita Ram’s grandmother and Madhubala’s mother in this commercial entertainer. Directed by A Harsha, the film will have Ravi Basrur composing music. The star cast of Seetharama Kalyana also include veteran Tamil actor Sarath Kumar in a crucial role, and Sadhu Kokila and Kuri Pratap in supporting roles.
Madhubala made her acting debut with the Tamil film Azhagan in which she got to share screen space with the mega star Mammootty. She then went on to act in several critically acclaimed films such as the K Balachander directorial Vaaname Ellai and Mani Ratnam’s Roja, where she played the eponymous village girl who turns into a resolute woman amid the snow-clad peaks of Kashmir. She has also acted in a number of Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada and Hindi movies in her long career.
The actor completed her first innings in the film industry with the Bollywood flick Mulaqaat in 2001 and took a seven year long break. She then ventured back into films with the 2008 release Kabhi Socha Bhi Na Tha. In 2015, she was seen in the Kannada movie Ranna, which was the remake of the Telugu blockbuster Attarintiki Daredi.
Madhubala’s last outing in Kannada was a couple of years ago with Naanu Mattu Varalakshmi which was directed by Preetham Gubbi. The film had Prithvi, Malavika Mohanan and Prakash Raj in the star cast. She was last seen in Balaji Mohan’s Tamil-Malayalam bilingual Vaayai Moodi Pesavum / Samsaaram Aarogyathinu Haanikaram.
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