Ms. Sudha Murthy, Chairman of Infosys Foundation and also wife of Infosys founder N.R. Narayana Murthy is all set to be seen in a new Kannada film Prarthane directed by Journalist Sadhashiva Shenoy. Ms. Murthy will be appearing in the last few sequences of the film. The shooting of the film featuring sequences of Ms. Sudha will be shot on 17th and 18th March in Bangalore.
Shenoy will be making his debut as a director in this film which features Award winning artists Anant Nag, Pavithra Lokesh and Prakash Raj in the leading roles. He said that though Ms. Sudha Murthy was initially reluctant to act in films, he was able to convince her by narrating the full script of the film. "Ms. Sudha Murthy will be playing the role of an Ambassador for promoting the Kannada language and culture which she really is. She said she will be doing the role without the make up. She has always stood for promoting Kannada and that is exacly what she will do in the role offered to her in the film' said Shenoy.
Incidentally, Sudha Murthy has already acted in a Kannada Television serial "Preethi Illada Mele' earlier. She has written many books in Kannada which has been translated in several languages. A couple of her stories and novels have been made into serials in Kannada and Hindi also.