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Thursday, March 5, 2009
New image: Sanjana Galrani
Sanjana, tagged as a voluptuous actress after her performance in Ganda Hendathi, plays a deglamorised role in Ee Sanje, writes KK Moidu
Sanjana plays a traditional tailor-made role of a homely middle-class girl in the forthcoming Kannada film Ee Sanje. She hopes the film, directed by youngster Sree of Orata I Love You fame, will not only change her image but also make her a favourite with the audience. She appears without revealing costumes in a girl next-door image in the film. Ee Sanje is different from her earlier Kannada films and she expects her role as a homely heroine opposite Aarya will be the beginning of a new career. Aarya, second hero of No. 73, Shanthi Nivasa, dons the hero's role in the film with three shades. One of them is mass oriented, one is a silent victim of injustice and third shade is suspense. Balaji Singh produces Ee Sanje and the highlight of the film is suspense and music. Jai Shivu is making his debut as music director. Although Sanjana made her film debut in Sree Shailendra productions Kannada film Autograph Please, her second film Ganda Hendathi released earlier. Ganda Hendathi directed by Ravi Srivatsa released with an 'A' certificate was a remake of Hindi film Murder. The family audience turned down the film because of its overdose of adult content. Mallika Sherawat enacted Sanjana’s role in the original. However, her debut in a small role in the Telugu film Bujjigadu changed the fortune of the model-turned-actress. She played a minor role as the heroine's sister in Bujjigadu directed by Puri Jagannath. The box office success of the film made her noticeable in the Telugu film industry and she was flooded with offers. Her recently released Telugu film Sathyameva Jayathe was also a hit at the box office. She played a homely role in the film with pure innocence as the wife of Dr Rajasekhar. Sathyameva Jayathe is a remake of Hindi film Khakee. Sanjana's character is an addition to the Telugu version and does not feature in the Hindi original. Dr Rajasekhar, who excelled in cop roles in films like Ankusham, Magadu and Aagraham once again dons a vigilant cop's role in the commercial entertainer. The film delves deep into the present scenario of terrorism and selfless thinking of an honest police officer, who fights against lawlessness. Sathyameva Jayathe is directed by Jeevitha, the wife of Dr Rajasekhar and he himself penned the story and screenplay. Sanjana is the love interest of young hero Raja in the forthcoming Telugu film Samardhudu. Raja dons the role of a notorious criminal and Krishnamraju is a politician in the action thriller. The film is directed by debutante Arjun and he himself writes the story and screenplay. Samardhudu will be produced by Suresh Reddy and M Venkatrami Reddy. Rajasekhar Valluri is the music director.
Sanjana and Raja in Samarthudu
After romancing a criminal in Samardhudu, the pretty Sanjana becomes the love interest of a cop in the bilingual film Police Police. Srikanth and Prithviraj don police officer's roles in the film, while Kamilini Mukherjee is the other heroine. Manmohan is the director, producers are Bhasker and Chandu and Chakri scores the music. Sanjana Galrani aka Archana Galrani was born and brought up in India's garden city Bangalore and completed her schooling at St Marys. She was born on Oct 10 and she is the elder daughter of Manohar Galrani and Reshma M Galrani. Her father is a businessman and mother is a housewife. She started her career as a model and appeared in the ads of Sudarshan Silks and Sarees, Sri Krishna Diamond and Jewellers, Alukkas Diamond and Jewellers — Cochin, Garuda Mall, President Shoppers Shop, Majestic etc.
Sanjana succeeded in winning the hearts of the Telugu audience by playing deglamorised roles. Will her homely girl image in the Kannada film Ee Sanje change her image and make her a favourite of the Kannada film industry?