Writer Sudha Murthy, wife of Infosys Chief Mentor and non-executive Chairman N R Narayana Murthy, would act in a television serial for the first time.
The Chairperson of Infosys Foundation is playing the role of a judge in popular Kannada serial Preethi Illada Mele being telecast by ETV.
"It's a first time for me. It's a new field. I am happy and looking forward to it", an excited Sudha Murthy told PTI.
Before accepting the role, she put some riders to the producers and director of the serial, which has already clocked over 300 episodes telecast at prime time.
She told them: "You have to show me as I am. Don't tell me to wear gaudy sarees and change my hairstyle and things of that nature". But having said that she is not averse to "minimum" make-up as may be required for the role.
Predictably, Sudha, who has authored a dozen books, some of which have been translated in different languages, got an "yes" reply from them.
A widely travelled person, particularly in rural hamlets of Karnataka, she is a known face in the state and has been spearheading the NASDAQ-listed firm's social welfare measures as the head of the foundation.
She is now getting ready for the day-long shoot on Sunday. "I told them (Producer and Director) it's a first time for me. If I make mistakes, they should bear with me".
According to sources, in her role, Sudha Murthy would read out a lengthy judgement with socially relevant messages.
If things go well, Sudha said, she would take up acting offers in future if happy with the roles.