Sandalwood’s Rishika to star in Gautham Menon’s Malayalam film?



Even as the non-stop migration of actresses from Kerala to Tamil films continues unabated, here is a girl from the neighbouring Kannada films who has been trying her best to make ‘inroads’ into the world of Malayalam films. Rishika, a stunning beauty from Sandalwood, the world of Kannada films, is the daughter of popular Kannada director Rajendra Singh Babu.

Rishika had created a huge excitement some time back when she had posed in the ‘nude’ by applying paint all over her body for a promotional campaign to promote her latest film in Kannada a couple of months back. She refused to budge despite protests by some women’s rights activists who had objected to her pose and demanded an apology from her for having posed so.

Rishiha has also donned two-piece swim-wear in films as she had declared earlier that she was ready to appear glamourously in films provided the script justifies it. Rishika, though, ‘confessed’ to her close circle of friends that she felt very ‘awkward and ashamed’ while donning the swim-wear for a film. Wonder how she would have felt when she appeared clad in nothing but with plenty of paint all over her body!

She is likely to play the lead role in ace director Gautham Menon’s debut film as director in his mother-tongue Malayalam. Rishika, who recently visited the office of Menon’s production house Photon Kathas in Chennai, had taken part in the ‘test shoot’ to be considered to star in Menon’s Malayalam film. It remains to be seen, however, whether Menon is satisfied with the results of the photo-shoot and offers her a chance!