Now she is to do the film Makara Manju in Malayalam. The film depicts the timeline when Raja Ravi Varma painted Urvashi-Pururavasu. Noted cinematographer-actor Santosh Sivan plays the lead role in the film. The film will be dubbed in Hindi and English. Karthika plays two roles of Urvashi and the artist's muse for the painting. The movie is directed by Lenin Rajendran. Karthika hopes it to be a best start in her career.