February 23, 2008

Sameera Reddy, a Naxal girl in ‘Red Alert’

Popcorn entertainment with Balaji Films is going to produce jointly a film named ‘Red Alert’, base on Naxalites. The film will be directed by Anant Mahadevan. Naxalites is most considerable matter in India. May be it is the first film on Naxalites. Sameera Reddy is a popular name in bollywood for her performance in the film of Abbas-Mastaat’s ‘Race’. She has been selected for a character in the film ‘Red Alert’. She has taken the job seriously and that is why she has read the biography of Al-Quida leader Osama Bin Laden. Sameera Reddy is from Andhra Pradesh and Naxalite is well established there. I think, it is the main cause why Anant Mahadevan has selected Sameera Reddy.

It is believed that Sameera who plays a role of a Naxalite is doing a lot of research. She has also read a biography of dreaded terrorist Osama Bin Laden. She confirms “Yes I have read Osama Bin Laden’s biography. But coming back to the Naxal problem, there are always two sides to a Naxalite. It explains how and why a person becomes a Naxalite.”

Sameera has a reason for doing this film. She reveals “I am also from Andhra Pradesh where the naxalite attacks are a common occurrence. Everyday you will here about such happenings there. It’s a very big problem. I already know about the issue, so I am very happy that someone from Bollywood is actually making a film on it.”

The director is telling that he has taken the story form newspapers. Beside Sameera Reddy some strong actors will portray in different characters. He also thinking that the film will be quality based so that it can take part in the international film festival.