interview Actor Iniya is excited about her close-to-reality role in the upcoming Tamil film Ammavin Kaipesi
Iniya seems to have mastered the knack of picking good roles. The actor, who shot to fame with her role in director Sargunam’s Vaagai Sooda Vaa , now has five movies in her kitty, all of which are interesting in their own way.
Says Iniya, “I have two films in Tamil and three in Malayalam. In Tamil, my next release is Ammavin Kaipesi , directed by Thankar Bachan. The film is complete and post-production work is on. Then, I am doing Kann Pesum Varthaigal , which is being directed by Balaji, who earlier worked in director Shankar’s S Pictures. We finished the first schedule of this film in Singapore, where we shot for over a month-and-a-half. The second schedule will start soon in Kumbakonam. I play a modern girl who works in a boutique in Singapore. Senthil, who became popular for his role in the television serial Saravanan Meenatchi , is my co-star in the film.”
In Malayalam, apart from the just-released Bhoopadathil Illatha Oridam , Iniya is doing Omega.exe , Radio and Nagabandham. Says the actor, “ Omega.exe is a film about IT professionals. Binoy George is the director and Vineeth plays the hero. Radio is the story of two modern girls living in Kochi while Nagabandham is a mythological film on snakes. I will be working with Siddique Lal in this film. I have also been getting offers for Telugu and Kannada films but I am not able to take them up as my hands are full.”
The Bachan effect
Although Iniya holds each of these projects and the distinct characters she plays in them close to her heart, she is certain Ammavin Kaipesi will do well. “I chose to do this role for two reasons. One, it is being directed by Thankar Bachan. Secondly, women of all age groups will be able to relate to my character.”
Talking about working with Bachan, Iniya says, “Nothing can divert him on the sets and he makes the actors get into the skin of the characters. He expects his actors to remember their dialogues and does not allow prompting on the sets.”
Iniya is enjoying her time before the camera and hopes her films will create a buzz at the box-office.