Actress Hebah Patel, who made her acting debut with "Ala Ela", is now gearing up for the release of her next movie. She says her second film titled "Kumari 21F" is a coming-of-age love story.
"Kumari 21F" is scheduled to be released in theatres on 20 November and Hebah Patel is busy promoting the movie. The actress is seen playing a struggling model in the film, which is titled after the name of her role. "This is not a completely women-oriented film. This is a coming-of-age love story and will mainly attract the youth, especially lovers," she told Deccan Chronicle.
Director Sukumar has written the story and the screenplay for "Kumari 21F", apart from turning producer with the movie. The filmmaker, who was impressed with the performance of Hebah Patel in "Ala Ela", roped in the actress for the film. She accepted the offer without a second thought, when Sukumar approached her.
"Sukumar sir saw my first Telugu film and offered this film. I signed without a second thought. When I heard the story, I knew I had to do it whether it was difficult or easy. I was happier when I heard that Devi Sri Prasad was the music director. I am glad that I got to work with many good technicians so early in my life," Hebah Patel said.
The trailer shows "Kumari 21F" has few lip-lock and smooching scenes, which reportedly forced the Censor Board to award it an 'A' certificate for the film. The actress is seen as a bold and free-spirited girl named Kumari, while Raj Kiran appears as a possessive, insecure boyfriend Siddu.
When asked about her character who is bold, Hebah Patel said, "Bold is a very subjective term. It can be seen as a 'good bold'. It's not as if I have done very bold scenes. My character is bold as she is not shy and demure, but very outgoing and she loves unconditionally and expects the same from the guy."