Veteran actor Kalpana passed away a couple of years ago following a massive heart attack. Her untimely demise left her fans devastated and the film industry lost one of the finest artistes who could do both comedy as well as character roles with ease. For quite a while now, there have been reports of Kalpana’s daughter Srimayee following the footsteps of her mother and aunts Kalaranjani and Urvashi by donning the greasepaint. Yes, the little girl is all grown up and ready to take centre-stage. Srimayee’s is walking down the path her family had paved before her. Her debut film will be Kissa, directed by Meharoof Muthu.
The film will also have Anarkali Marikkar, Harikrishanan, Sudheesh and Irshad. The film's cinematography is by Seenu Sidharth and it is written by Vishnu Ravi. The movie will go on the floors from January 10. Thalassery and Mysuru are the major locations.
Reports have it that Srimayee’s aunt and Kalpana’s sister Urvashi, an acclaimed actor, was looking for a suitable launchpad for her niece and later it was told that she would be making her acting debut with the Malayalam movie Kunjiyammayum Anjumakkalum helmed by director Sumesh Lal. But that didn't happen. Srimayee will reportedly have a meaty role to play in this romantic entertainer.
Kalpana was a versatile actor having acted in various languages including Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, and Telugu. She had won several awards in her long career and had shared the screen space with almost all the leading heroes across film industries. Some of the awards she had won include the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress – for the film Thanichalla Njan in 2013, the Asianet Film Awards for Best Supporting Actress - for the film Charlie (posthumously awarded) in 2016. Kalpana went to Hyderabad for the shooting of the movie Oopiri starring Karthi & Nagarjuna where she had a massive heart attack and died on way to the hospital.