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Chula says No to “Living with Hope”

The local media once again making mews about the controversial actress, model and dancer “Chula”. This time she has left acting from “Living with Hope” a film produced by award winning world acclaimed actress Nita Fernando. Chula Padmendra Kumarapathirana is to play the character “Vihara” in the film “Living with Hope” The rest of the cast include Menaka Rajapaksha, Sachini Ayendra,Jeewan Kumaranatunga and Dananjaya Siriwardane and Nita Fernando herself will do the main character as “Narmada”

The character “Vihara” is an international Choreographer by profession with HIV+ and a 5 Year old daughter born with HIV+ .Vihara & her Troupe perform their electrifying dance performances and astonishing displays of power and grace, showing the Traditional dances through the street around the cities of Sri-Lanka which has evolved into an inspiring art form for a new generation around the world and aimed to Convey a strong message to the audience.

“I have left the film because I had to perform few difficult dance items in the film which I cannot perform, and it is with full agreement with Ms. Nita Fernando I took the decision” said Chula “ I even agreed to return the advance I received when signing the initial contract” added further by Chula.

The controversial character Chula is known for her arrogant behavior by Sri Lankan fans. She has left the “Sirasa Dancing Star” grand finale stage in the presence of thousands of spectators over an argument with the organizers after named as 2nd runner-up, unable to accept the fact that she did not win the championship.

After vacating the Swarnavahini’s reality show “Dance Star Dance” without notice she has complained that “the competition is predominantly a lover’s paradise. Those who support such activities have a place and they survive.” accusing the fellow competitor Tekla Kumudukumari for having more SMSs with less dancing talents.

Chula won “Miss Tourism Model of the World Press Award” in Tanzania 2006. She is an old girl of the Buddhist Ladies College, Colombo,currently studying at the National Institute of Business Management.Chua has also been on TV and in music videos also acted in many Sri Lankan hip – hop song videos including; the video for “Hanthane” by Ashanthi De Alwis ft. Delon and “Heena Hirimal” by Prageeth Jerome. She has had several other minor acting jobs since then. She opened a catwalk studio to train young newcomers to modeling, called the “Chulapadmendra Catwalk Studio”

.Nita’s film ‘Walls Within’ was winner 06 Presidential Awards – winner of 10 Sri-Lankan Critics Forum affiliated to FIPRESCI Awards -09 OCIC Awards. And was screened on film Festivals Fukuoka, Singapore International Film Festival {Silver Screen} Delhi {Cinemaya} Amiens France ,Kerala .Calcutta. Her Production: “Silent Honor” { “Nisala Gira”} Film on Drug Abuse & Children born in Prison} 2007 Distributed in Poland with Polish Subtitles .Screened in Australia /Italy/ Dubai /UK. This decision of Chula definitely will be a major drawback in her film career as Nita Fernando is an award winning producer. The negative reputation she has as a trouble maker will tarnish her image in both entertainment and modeling industry.

Sandun W

Sandun joined Lanka Help Magazine as a contributor in June, 2011. He has been consistently writing articles to our magazine. Many useful articles of this site are under Sandun's name.

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