She returned to Kannada films where she tasted
success but wasn’t content. Now, back in
Kollywood with Polladhavan, rechristened as Divya,
she did find that eluding success. Divya does
have some glam outfits in Polladhavan but not
the sleazy kind she had been offered earlier.
Her performance is also well received.
This came as a shot-in-the-arm for this Bangalore
beauty, who now looks svelte and is being offered
more daring and meaty roles but she has now decided
against playing roles that demand glamour. Her
current project is Tharamba, a film on AIDS awareness,
directed by Santosh Sivan, where she dons the
role of a sex worker opposite Prabhu Deva who
plays a lorry driver. Speaking about the role,
she said that this role, though that of a sex
worker, is not sleazy. Her role in Vaaranam Aayiram
spans over 14 years from age 14 -28 for which
she had to experiment on the make up front. In
Kannada, she will be seen opposite Upendra and
Ganesh in Magenjumaru for which shooting is underway.
Guess the name change has proved to be lucky,
now on it’s her acting skills that she needs
to bank on.