Aparna Balamurali, who’s well-known for her efficiency in Malayalam movies like Maheshinte Pratikaram and Sunday Holiday calls Sudha Kongara’s Soorarai Pottru one in every of her largest releases ever. The 25-year-old actress who’s paired reverse Suriya, in an unique interview with Bollywood Hungama reveals what makes this movie particular for her and why she would not care if she doesn’t get a movie after this. She additionally talks about working with a celebrity and what adjustments she hopes to see within the movie business.
How did you land the function of Bommi in Soorarai Pottru?
It is one in every of my largest releases ever. This got here in a really stunning approach, as a result of I used to be doing a film with GV Prakash sir and he began speaking about Sudha ma’am and I’m an enormous fan of Sudha ma’am. I didn’t know that she was doing a film like this. So, he linked us on name and we began speaking. So, I went for the auditions to Chennai from Kerala to satisfy her. She requested me to put on a easy salwar and are available. So that’s how it began. She auditioned and after the primary audition, I didn’t know what was going to occur. But as days handed she despatched me one other script to do and ship a video. I despatched the video, she chosen me and that is how I landed this movie.
On getting ready for the function and perfecting the Madurai accent
It took me fairly some time. It took a 12 months to begin taking pictures. During these instances, I had a studying session, a workshop and once more a studying session. Two-three days I’d be known as to Chennai for workshops and studying classes. They gave me a number of time and coaching. I had wonderful individuals like Senthil sir, Virumandi sir coaching me. I believe they wished me to showcase my finest and I additionally tried my stage finest .
How was it taking part in an actual life character for the primary time? Did you meet the true life Bommi? What different bodily transformation did it’s a must to undergo?
Actually no. We didn’t mimic the individual precisely the identical approach. It was only a story taken from Capt Gopinath sir’s life and what function his spouse performed in his life and the way necessary she was. That was what we had been briefed about, particularly me. I’ve by no means met Gopinath sir or his spouse. Sudha ma’am had sure issues in her mid that she wished me to point out within the character. I believe these issues molded Bommi. Age distinction is there. She wished me to drop a few pounds. So, I did that and I labored on my language and slang.
How was it performing with Suriya? Were you nervous round him?
Actually the studying session helped not being nervous in entrance of him. We had studying classes collectively. So, I had already met him earlier than taking pictures. So I used to be not nervous to behave with him however I did not understand how it could come out, these scenes no matter you may have seen, the romance, the chemistry. I did not understand how it could be. Somehow, it simply got here out like that , it got here fantastically, it was good on display. So, the entire crew was pleased with the chemistry between me and Surya . It simply got here like that, primarily due to him, he did not make me really feel like he’s a celebrity. That made it very simple.
What is the one factor that you’d take from Suriya as a studying?
I believe it’s the approach he was on the set. Like you mentioned, everyone used to ask me the way it was working with him. I felt prefer it was regular. It’s like how you’re employed with different individuals. Because that is how he’s. People see it as I’m working with a celebrity who has like I do not know many followers he has. He was a really regular individual. He used to take a seat with us after all of the photographs and we used to speak. It is regular to behave with him and he’s a really good individual. And that’s how it’s to behave with him. I believe I’ll take that from him. I’ll be taught that from him.
Did working with Sudha Kongara, who is claimed to be very element oriented, improve your craft?
Definitely sure. As an actor it has given me a number of confidence. What I really feel is that one character like that is sufficient. I do not even care if I do not get one other film. Bommi has given me loads to point out on display. It will encourage lots of people and as an actor I’ve received a chance to do loads on this film. Starting from the homeworks to the taking pictures course of, as an actor I really feel Sudha ma’am has taken the perfect out of me. She knew what she wished. So, I used to be watching different interviews as I used to be not there. So Suriya sir was telling that Sudha has put her soul inside Aparna. Actually, it was like that. Sudha ma’am gave me a number of private expertise, so I may relate to the character. So, that made me near the individual itself. So, it was very simple to work along with her and I wished to offer her the perfect. That’s the way it labored.
What is your course of of selecting a script, particularly after having performed memorable and robust roles in Maheshinte Pratikaram and Sunday Holiday?
So, the primary drawback after Mahestinte Prathikaram and Sunday Holiday was that everyone mentioned that she comes with the title of ‘she is a really daring individual’. So, that was one thing I didn’t wish to hear after one level as a result of I do not need the character to essentially be daring. It has to simply have an effect on the viewers. I’ve to affect somebody or I’ve to make somebody really feel that this character, I do know this individual. I do not need individuals to neglect me simply after a film . I used to be extra concentrating on that, however then no matter I received all these daring characters even in Thrissivaperoor Kliptham, I loved each character of mine.
Are there extra alternatives and selection for feminine actors as we speak?
Thankfully, I received fairly good movies in Malayalam. Usually, what we see is you do one or two films and each different film casts a brand new individual. For me, I skilled fairly good characters and tales in Malayalam. But the issue is that if the feminine is somewhat daring or stands out all of the mainstream actors gained’t flip as much as act. Such issues I’ve listened and I’ve heard and I’ve seen. So that’s one thing I really need us to interrupt right here within the business. With a film like Soorarai Pottru , I believe that’s the foremost distinction, as a result of everytime Suriya sir had a scene I had an equally necessary scene, equally necessary emotion, dialogue and all the things. I believe extra films like this could come. Necessarily not a feminine centric however equal alternatives for each. That is what I believe we’re missing. But, there are a number of adjustments taking place in a extremely great way. I believe we’re seeing a number of stunning adjustments that are resulting in this.
The announcement of Soorarai Pottru heading for OTT launch had followers disenchanted. What was your response?
I used to be actually unhappy. For me it could have been an enormous launch and I missed it . But I could not wait anymore as a result of it has been one 12 months and some months because the shoot received over. I wished individuals to look at Soorarai Pottru. I used to be completely satisfied about the truth that it was popping out anyway.
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