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.
It seems to be sarcastic when the daughter of a popular yesteryear heroine claims that acting was not in her career plan. Its none other than Karthika, daughter of actress Radha, whose comment seems ironic. She, a trained Kathak dancer, was interested in dancing only. Things changed when Telugu called her. Her debut movie was opposite to Naga Chaithanya.