Her next film, E Sambhashane, is slated to release this month. However, she reportedly didn’t attend the music launch of the film. “Since I’m part of the movie, it’s my duty to be part of the promotion. But I was not even called for the function,” she says.On how difficult Kannadiga actresses find it in their home industry, while non-Kannadiga actresses are treated like spoilt kids:
“Local girls compromise so much on the sets — it’s difficult for us to even get make-up artistes. But actresses who come from outside and don’t know the language get flown down, accommodation, great treatment and a lot of money. It’s hardly surprising that local heroines are vanishing from the industry”Well, well, well. Do we need more reasons why Kannadiga actresses are being repelled from the industry? Why this non-Kannadiga heroine-worship?
Is this just an extension into the film industry of typical Kannadiga attitude in every other industry? Have Kannadigas become their own enemies? Is there something wrong with Kannadigas because of which they think a hundred times about forwarding the resume of a fellow Kannadiga inside their companies (before deciding not to), while they forward the resumes of non-Kannadigas in a jiffy? Is Haripriya a victim of this very same attitude?
What can we, as Kannadigas, do to change this attitude in the Kannada Film Industry in particular and in Kannadigas in general? Pour in your ideas.
For the full news item, read: ‘Local girls have to compromise so much’. Haripriya picture courtesy Times of India.