Directed by: Satish Pradhan
Starring: Pooja Gandhi, Ravi Shankar, Achyuth Kumar, Atul Kulkarni, Makarand Deshpande, Ramesh Bhat, Sudha Belawadi
Abhinteri is based on the life of film actress Kalpana.
Latha is a young girl living in Hubli with her family and has big dreams and ambitions of becoming a famous actress. She is always spending her time in front of the mirror practicing her acting. The family has financial problems ever since they moved from Mangalore to Hubli but that does not stop Latha from pursuing her dreams. She has a relative who is encouraging and gets her small roles in local theater shows. During one of those performances, her father hears some men in the audience passing cheap comments about her and he feels ashamed and leaves the house. But Latha’s mother continues to encourage her and a big opportunity comes when a famous theater organizer with film contacts comes to their town.
Abhinetri starts with Latha now known as famous actress Nanda depressed and thinking of committing suicide. She writes a letter where she hides domestic violence scars as being caused by an accident and we see in flashback her rise from poverty to industry stardom.