Multilingual actress Pranita Subhash, one of the top heroines of Tollywood, has now become an entrepreneur. The actress, who is busy shooting for her next Telugu project Brahmotsavam opposite superstar Mahesh Babu, is the partner of a leading restaurant in Bengaluru, her home city.
Speaking to Bangalore Mirror, the actress confirmed that she picked stakes in Bootlegger, an upmarket restaurant on Lavelle Road, which is one of the most premium localities of the IT capital of the nation.
“As an actress, I always had a passion for food. I was looking at the right opportunity for an investment in a restaurant. I learnt through one of my friends about this venture and decided to be part of it. While cinema will always remain my first choice as a profession, the restaurant business is more of a passion which I intend to pursue,” said the actress.
Pranita wants to make it clear that her investment in a restaurant will not have any bearing on her career in the film industry. “Often, I have noticed actors pursuing other professions towards the end of their career. But please do not categorise me in that bracket. This restaurant will run parallel to my career,” noted Pranita, who is set to sign another big Telugu project by year end.
According to her, niche restaurants are flourishing in Bengaluru. “It is my hometown and I have noticed that the cosmopolitan crowd is on the rise. People love to experiment with food in Bengaluru. Besides, Bengaluru is driving innovation in food business. I couldn’t find a better place to invest and pursue my dream of becoming an entrepreneur,” said the talented actress.
This makes Pranita one of the few actresses in south cinemas to venture into restaurant business. Most of the actresses get into film production or launch their own designer label. “Yes, it’s true, I want to be different. I have made a good beginning,” she asserts.
On the film front, a lot is happening with the actress who impressed one and all in her second Tamil movie Masss. The actress was flooded with offers in Tamil subsequently, but the actress has been careful in picking her projects. “Please wait, I will soon announce my next film project,” says the actress who, for now, is excited about her investment venture.