South film actress Raai Laxmi believes the evolution of cinema has been astounding. After launching her career in 2005 with 'Valmiki' in the Kannada film industry, she has worked in Telugu, Tamil, and Malayalam movies over the years.
“The Kannada film industry has undergone a massive change. From where I had started to today when I look at it, it is at a different place altogether. They are really making some big films and after 'KGF' (2018) it has become bigger. It has a pan India appeal,” She says. Raai says that earlier Kannada films would not even get dubbed in other languages in other states.
“But now even Kannada films have come into that category. Initially, it was only for Kannada audience and Kannada people. But now the industry is making films that can be watched by other people with dubbing and subtitles,” she says.
Laxmi is currently gearing up for her next Kannada project 'Jhansi I.P.S' and believes it will be monumental in her career. “I am just eagerly waiting to see how it turns out. I was really in two minds about the film. A lot of people had told me to do an action film and I finally got a good script. I have trained very hard for it. I didn't have the confidence before to do an action film because for an action film you have to be very fit and have a physique and personality as well.”