Suri, who until now selected Kannada girls for all his three movies (Duniya, Inthi Ninna preethiya and Junglee), has now selected a girl from other language for his new film Jackie with Puneeth Rajkumar. Bhavana alias Karthika Menon, who is currently seen with Ajith in Tamil film Asal, is the new heroine for Suri’s Jackie.
Bhavana entered the film industry in 2002 with Malayalam film Nammal, and went on to act with bigwigs of the industry like Mohan Lal, Mammootty, Suresh Gopi. Incidentally, Kannada was the only language she had not acted in South India and Suri has fulfilled that deficiency in her portfolio.
With that, all films from Puneeth Rajkumar since Milana have non-Kananda girls in them. It was Parvati in Milana, Hansika Motwani in Bindaas, Nikhitha in Vamshi, Nisha Kothari in Raaj-The Showman, Priyamani (of course, she is born in Karnataka, but her forte is still other language films) in Raam, Parvathy again in Prithvi, and now Bhavana in Jackie.