Actress Kirat Bhattal will be making her Kannada film debut in Geleya. The director, Harsha, is one of the top dance directors in Kannada films today. He will be making his directorial debut with Geleya. Kadur Umesh, Basavaraj and Naveen Manu Gangadhar will produce the film.
The actress has already shot for a major portion of the film. Now she will join the other cast and crew of the film in Ramweshwaram, where the film is being shot. Kirat"s previous credits include the Tamil film Vattaram, in which she acted alongside actor Arya. She played the role of actor Napolean"s daughter in the film.
Though the film dealt with the issue of sale of illegal arms in the underworld, Kirat"s presence did add some glamour quotient to it. Before that she had also acted in the Telugu film Dongodi Pelli, which was directed by debutante director Ratna.
Kirat was a model before she got her first break in films. She had debuted in her first ad for Lakme with actress Raima Sen. An ad with Sri Kumaran Silks followed in which she was noticed by Vattaram producer and director Sharan.
She simultaneously also signed Desiya Nedunchalai 47, the earlier name of which was NH47. NH47, a Dhanush starrer, was to be released in December "07. Wanting to qualify it for the Government subsidy for Tamil film names, they changed the name of the film to DN47.
The word so far on the project is that it"s stalled and might me pursued again after Dhanush finishes the shooting of Pollathavan. Getting word that NH47 was stalled for the time being, the producers of Kannada film Geleya approached her. She readily agreed to act in the movie.
Kirat Bhattal also the also brand ambassador for various products including Lakme, Claeres, Fair and Lovely, Motorola and Macleans.