My costumes are colorful in
character in Deiva Thirumagal?
Thirumagal is my 5th movie. And another interesting
fact is that the day I committed to Deiva
Thirumagal was on my birthday, October 26th.
I am very excited about its release; to watch
it in big screens. I will always be proud
of the fact that I could share screen space
with Vikram. Another learning experience is
working for director Vijay. I could learn
a lot of things. I acquired a lot of fans
after Myna. I hope I will be able to satisfy
all of them with Deiva Thirumagal.
I wanted to break free from my Myna image and do different
roles. I do not want to be typecast with roles like
Myna. I feel satisfied with my role in Deiva Thirumagal,
which is a total contrast from Myna. The character’s
name is Shweta, who is only about a couple of years
older than my real age. She is a very matured, stylish
and rich girl. As opposed to Myna, my costumes are
colorful in this movie. Shweta is very intelligent
and settled. I am very sure all of you will enjoy
my part in the movie. I enjoyed doing it. I have combination
scenes with almost everyone in the movie. And I enjoyed
doing every bit of it and I’m dying to watch
in the theatres.
Were there any
difficult scenes in Deiva Thirumagal?
Are you cast opposite Vikram?
you can watch in theatres. I do not want to
ruin the suspense. I gave you an outline of
the character. It’s not a hero-heroine
subject. What’s special about the movie
is that every character will remain etched
in your memory after the movie is over. It’s
a performance oriented role for me. I am hopeful
that everybody will enjoy the movie. Second
half of the movie will be like watching a
Second half of Deiva Thirumagal
will be like watching a
I did not feel there were any difficult scenes for
me to enact in the movie. But I enjoyed every scene.
I had to match the expectations of director Vijay
and Vikram. So I put in a lot of efforts. Climax scene
is an unforgettable experience for me. Vikram had
2-3 page dialogues and I felt as if it was a real
mentally challenged person who was doing that part
when I saw Vikram’s acting. I broke down after
watching the scene.
There are not a lot of direct combination scenes for
me and Anushka. There are court scenes.
Tell us about
the child artist Sarah
Anushka is grounded
us about your experience performing with Anushka
She’s my senior and an experienced actor.
On the sets everyone was experienced except
me. And probably Sarah! I think even Sarah
is more experienced than me since she has
started early as a model. She’s been
acting since she was 6 months old. Anushka
is the reigning queen of Tollywood but I felt
she was grounded. She’s like a girl
next door and a fantastic actress. Very professional.
I loved every minute with the Deiva Thirumagal
Sarah is our angel on the sets. I have combination
scenes with Sarah in schools. Since I love kids, it
was very easy for me to get along well with her. She’s
smart and a great actress too. Her dad is also a good
actor and I think she has that inborn talent. She
is brilliant and even helps us while waiting for dialogue
cues. She’s only 6 and I am sure she’s
going to rock in the movie. She will become a household
name in Tamil Nadu after the release of the movie.
How many songs
do you have in this movie?
There is only one song for me (Jagadajom..) and it’s
a montage song.
How is this role
different from Myna?
Both the characters – Myna and Shweta are different
from me in real life. Shweta is matured, educated
and settled. When I saw the movie while dubbing I
was amazed. I look beautiful, thanks to Nirav. And
I liked my performance as well.
Tell us something
about the music of the movie
I am a big fan of G V Prakash. My favorite song is
Areero Areero which brings tears to my eyes. And Vennilave
song as well. He’s just great.
How did you get this role in Deiva Thirumagal?
told me that I look like a kid when he met
me to discuss the movie. Since the character
is very mature, he needed someone to be mature.
And after looking at costumes and hairdos
he became satisfied. And when he told me the
story I was happy with my character. I am
also honored to be a part of a movie like
Vijay tells me I look like a kid
in Deiva Thirumagal
Vijay is one among a million
us about director Vijay
He’s an amazingly brilliant person.
I need not tell you how brilliant his works
are. But he is down to earth and grounded.
He is one among a million, I would say. I
have never seen him lose his temper. You can
see him all the time sporting his close-up
smile. He is very encouraging and never gets
irritated even if it runs to 100 takes. He
is much focused and knows what he wants. He
is also a great friend.
Nirav Shah is a great cinematographer who has worked
in Bollywood films. I cannot comment on his work since
I am not experienced enough. I feel so lucky to have
acted in his frames. I do not know what magic he does
but I end up looking beautiful. Even in Vettai, I
look beautiful and I constantly thank Nirav for that.
In Vettai also I am a village belle. A bubbly and
talkative girl in the movie, I am playing Arya’s
love interest. There are lots of little romantic sequences
between us. It’s a commercial family entertainer
and focuses on the story of two families. There is
also Maddy and Sameera Reddy. It’s a huge thing
to be able to work with Lingusamy. Even last year
it was only a dream to me. I feel great to be a part
of this movie.
Your work experience with Arya
scenes are not like usual romance scenes.
They are endearing at best. It’s not
openly disclosed love but enjoyable.
The love between me and Arya
is not openly disclosed
Will you commit
to act in a movie like Sindhu Samaveli now?
There are two heroes in
Muppozhudum Un Karpanaigal
You will see a totally different Amala Paul
in Muppozhudum Un Karpanaigal. The character’s
name is Charulatha. The story happens in Bangalore
and is between a US return girl and the hero,
who is Atharva. It’s a challenge for
me since the role is equally prominent as
the hero. It’s as if there are two heroes
in the movie. I am the CEO of an IT company
and my dad is very rich. I am really looking
forward for Muppozhudum Un Karpanaigal.
I did not know such controversies would arise out
of that movie. As far as I am concerned, I only look
my comfort factor while doing any role. So that way
I liked my character Sundari in the movie. I do not
know if I’ll do a role like that now. That would
depend on the director and the script.
What are your
My ongoing projects are Vettai and Muppozhudum Un
Karpanaigal. I haven’t committed in any other
projects. I am waiting for Deiva Thirumagal.
Did you watch
any Tamil movies recently?
I saw Avan Ivan and I loved it. Vishal has done an
amazingly outrageous role.
Tell us about Sameera Reddy
Reddy is in the industry for about a decade.
I have a lot of combination scenes in the
movie with her. She’s very genuine and
has become my best friend now. You can see
a lot of fakes in the industry. But she’s
genuine and straightforward. She is a brilliant
actress and professional as well. I feel so
proud of being part of such passionate crews
either in Deiva Thirumagal or Vettai.
Sameera is genuine and
I am always a fan of Yuvan’s music. There are
six songs in Vettai and I’m part of every song.
We just finished shooting for a wedding song of Maddy
and Sameera. It’s a village peppy track. And
my duet with Arya is also very nice.
Your role models
in the industry
My role models are Sridevi, whom I admire a lot. I
also like Aishwarya Rai and Angelina Jolie.
I am a big Suriya fan
Although I like everyone, I grew up watching
the films of Rajinikanth, Suriya and Vikram.
And I am a big Suriya fan.
I am a big fan of Suhasini, Revathi, Shobana and Sridevi.
Your dream project
I have a list of favorite directors with whom I want
to work. I want to create an identity for myself that
would be there for decades to come in the industry.
I want to prove myself as an actress.
The Ooty party
incident during Deiva Thirumagal shoot
That’s very wrong. I was misconstrued. I said
something and whatever was published was totally different.
Newspapers write anything because they produce news.
I feel very bad about it and do not want to talk about
Your final words
I request everyone to go watch Deiva Thirumagal in
the theatres. Please watch it only in theaters and
do not promote piracy. Please let me know your feedback
after watching the movie. Thank you all. Bye.