Software professional, theatre actor, dance teacher and now a debut role in Panithuli, Shobana’s dream has come true. “After completing my undergraduate studies in the U.S., I started working as a product manager with COSCO in California. At the same time, being a typical Mylaporean, I continued my tryst with Tamil doing Tamil theatre. Having grown up watching Bollywood and Kollywood films, I took to dancing and started teaching others,” says Shobana. Sometime during the shooting of Panithuli in her city, she got involved in helping the unit and ended up doing a role in the film. “Everything happened all of a sudden and I just went with the flow. But I thoroughly enjoyed every moment of acting in Panithuli . I have always been excited about films. Now, I am discussing projects with a few directors,” says Shobana.