Sandalwood is my family: Ragini

BANGALORE: ‘Holy’ fame Ragini Dwivedi is excited about her two upcoming films that are slated for release on December 16 and 17. While the Malayalam film ‘Kandahar’ is will be screened on Thursday, the Kannada film ‘Nayaka’ will hit the silver screen on Friday.

Though Ragini had the privilege to act with the veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan in the movie, she is not rushing to Kerala for the promotional activities of ‘Kandahar’. “I want to promote my Kannada movie ‘Nayaka’. I have played a different role in this movie. I expect it to become a huge hit at the box office. I have already visited Kerala and interacted with the media. I will be visiting Kerala again after one or two weeks,” says Ragini.

Ragini, who earned name and fame for her dancing skills in the movie ‘Veera Madakari’, has also acted in a few action-oriented films in Kannada. Her next big-budget film is ‘Kempe Gowda’ in which Sudeep not only plays the lead role but also handles the megaphone. Shankara Gowda is the producer.

Meanwhile, Ragini is disappointed with a report in a vernacular paper which says that the Malayalam film industry is more disciplined than Sandalwood and few people are spoiling the image of the Kannada film industry.

“I was shocked when few of my friends informed me about the news in a vernacular daily. The report says that I criticised Sandalwood for indiscipline. I never discussed about indiscipline in Kannada film industry. It is like a family to me. It gave me a number of opportunities,” says Ragini.

The actress says that she is grateful to the media, audience, producers and directors for their continuous support and encouragement. “I want to act in as many good films as I can and earn name and fame. I do not want to get involved in any controversy,” says the actress.

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