Ukraine model-turned-dancer Smishna is making her debut in Sandalwood through the movie Yuva Samrat, featuring new face Kiran Nandakumar, who is the son of senior film scribe Nandakumar. Kiran’s brother, Yeshwanth Kumar, has written the story and screenplay for the movie and will also direct it.
The movie went on the floors recently and veteran actress Bharathi Vishnuvardhana clapped for the first scene. A romantic movie, Yuva Samrat, promises to have adequate dose of action as well as comedy. Well-known producer Soundarya Jagadish and actor Anirudha, the son-in-law of Vishnuvardhana, were also present at the launch of the movie.
According to Yeshwanth, the male protagonist in the movie falls for a visiting model to the country. The story is about how he fights to retain his love. The support star cast includes Srinivasamurthy, M S Umesh, Renu and Bharathi Sharma.
Yeshwanth has also composed the music for the movie, which will be shot in a single schedule in and around Bangalore.
Of late, several models from the erstwhile USSR are making their debut in Sandalwood as full time heroines. Many of them are part of routine dance troupes that perform in movie songs. Though Smishna had not performed in any Kannada movie in the past, her acting skills prompted the filmmakers to select her for the heroine’s role.