Celina Jaitley, the glam doll and former Miss India is making her Kannada debut opposite Upendra in Shrimathi a remake of the Hindi film ‘Aitraz’.
Speaking to media, Celina said that she plays the strongest character in her career of five and half years. Celina is playing what Priyanka Chopra had done in the original. She said: “I play a strong and arrogant NRI girl who will do anything to get whatever I want in life. One of the memorable moments during the shoot was that I delivered a one full page dialogue without retake and got applaud from everyone.”
Celina, pointing to the difference between shooting in Bangalore and Mumbai said that the system is good in Kannada and I see lot of good films made here she explained. Another important highlight of this film is that Priyanka, wife of Upendra plays his reel wife.
Prem Chopra the yesteryear villain of Hindi cinema is appearing for the first time in Kannada. Sayyaji Shinde who appeared in Veera Kannadiga is also a part of the film.
Srimathi’ is made in Kannada and Telugu by debutant director Sampath Nandi. Cameraman of repute, Johny Lal returns to Kannada after 11 years gap with this film.