Q: Which is your favorite
amongst the movies you have worked in?
Undoubtedly, it is Jeyam. It gave me the image of an
actress who can emote well in homely, strong roles.
I received great appreciation for my performance in
But your recent movies show you as a glamour doll. How
do you defend that?
I don’t think my roles are just for song and dance
numbers alone. I played the vulnerable, soft girl in
Jeyam. But, my other films show me as a modern girl.
Hence, I necessarily have to use costumes to suit such
persona. I take care not to cross the limits of decency.
If the script demands glamour,
I don’t mind.
How was your experience working in Anniyan?
is a world class technician. He is a great perfectionist.
is a dedicated artiste. Working with such stalwarts was challenging
and I had to raise my performance levels. I enjoyed working
What was the response to your song in Anniyan?
The song, Ayyangar veetu azhage, was shot in Amsterdam, Malaysia
and Tenkasi. The richness and glamour in the song were appreciated
by the audience. My mother was thoroughly bowled over by it.
Do you regret not being able to pursue engineering?
I joined first year engineering and within six months got
a chance to act in films. I am now a growing actress and I
have great popularity. Therefore, I do not have regrets about
losing out on education. You win some, you lose some.
Tell us something about your family.
I belong to Ratnagiri in Maharashtra. My father is a doctor
and my mother a bank executive. I am the only child and hence
a very pampered one.
Popularity must have made you lose many simple privileges.
Well, yes. I am a late riser. Now, I have to reach the shooting
spot all dressed up by 8.30 a.m. I also take a quick nap after
lunch, which is not possible now.
What are the projects after Priyasaki?
I gave undivided attention to Anniyan and so Priyasakhi
is the only one in Tamil for now. I am acting in a Telugu
film with Sidharth. There will be many more films in Tamil
and Telugu by the end of the year.