Adah Sharma set to make Kannada debut

Young actor Adah Sharma made her debut at only 19 with the 2008 horror film ‘1920’. Her performance in the film was liked by both critics and general audience. In 2014, she appeared in the critically acclaimed film ‘Hasee Toh Phasee’. The same year she made her debut down south with the hit Telugu film, ‘Heart Attack’. Now reports suggest that she will be making her debut in the Kannada film industry with the action film, ‘Dheera Rana Vikrama’.

The film will also feature Kannada superstar Puneeth Rajkumar and popular Tamil actress Anjali. Noted actor Girish Karnad will also be seen in an important role. The director of the film is Pavan Wadeyar. The work on the film has already started with shooting currently going on in Bellary, Karnataka.  A source close to the actor told the media, "Adah has said yes in principle, but is yet to physically sign the project. She's busy shooting for a Hindi film and a big endorsement with a popular actor. She is expected to start shooting from Wednesday (July 16) after she signs the project." The source also added, “The makers cast her because they really liked her work in 'Heart Attack'. Since that role was very well-received by the youth, they were convinced that she will appeal to Kannada audiences with her character in 'Rana vikrama’…She's expected only for a week in July, and then she will join the team at the end of August. Adah is very happy with the role and she feels that the film will establish her career in Kannada as 'Heart Attack' did in Telugu."

The director has refused to reveal too many details about this film. According to him, Puneeth Rajkumar will be playing the role of a student and a police offer. He added, "An incident that occurs during his student life, though, puts him in the limelight and the world sits up and takes note of him. That is the crux of the story."  Adah will be seen in the role of a college girl. Actor Anjali made her Kannada debut in 2008 with the film ‘Honganasu’. She is returning to the Kannada film industry after almost seven years. Several names did the round before Anjali was announced as the female lead. For the second female lead, actor Rachita Ram’s name was announced but now it looks like Adah Sharma will be replacing her in the film.