How it happened

I am basically a dancer and wanted to work in films. I have acted in more than 50 ad films. Silambattam,Silambarasan came to Mumbai looking for a fresh face for his film Silambattam. There he saw me and selected me. After a make-up test, I became the heroine for his Tamil film.

How it felt

Working for Silambattam was an enjoyable experience. I knew that he chose me after seeing so many girls and that I had to work hard to make it big in the Tamil film industry. I wanted to see how I looked in the film. I was also eager to see people's reaction to my acting. So when the film released I went to Arora theatre in Kings Circle with my family and friends numbering 200 to watch it. When I appeared on the screen, all of them clapped — we had a great time. Everybody appreciated my acting. But after that I did not do many films; I was waiting in the wings to land the role that would help me showcase my talent.

How life changed

It has not changed much. Nearly two years after the film, I got a chance to act in Thambikku Indha Ooru which stars Bharath as the hero. Two more films are in the pipeline — Ayiram Vilakku and Santhu Pottu— for which shooting is under way. I am glad to be in the Tamil film industry and wish I get powerful roles to play.