Aachi in action
Manorama, Kollywood’s favourite ‘Aachi’ will soon be seen in Singam 2 . The veteran actor who had turned down offers due to health concerns, evinced interest in Singam 2 when director Hari narrated the story and outlined her role. Subsequently, when she reported for the shoot, she was given a rousing welcome by the crew. Touched by the affection showered on her, ‘Aachi’ reportedly told them that she wanted to continue acting. “I don’t like to sit idle at home. Film sets are where I would like to be every day. To me, any character is a good character.”
Actor Simran who returned to films after a sabbatical post marriage and motherhood did not get the roles she wanted. So, she switched to the small screen. Now, we hear she has decided to produce a film. Apparently, she’s focussed on producing a small-budget film with a strong storyline.
Two or more comedians coming together for a film is not new in Kollywood. The latest is Vivek and Karunas teaming for some rib-tickling moments in Machan . The duo is joined by Ramesh Aravind and Sheryl Pinto of Arasangam . Happy to share screen space with each other, both Vivek and Karunas assure the film will be a laugh riot. According to them, director Shakthi Chidambaram has come up with a fantastic script. The director, who also dons a role in the film, says, “We have a great time shooting. The set is like a picnic spot. Both Vivek and Karunas are terrific, and crack so many jokes while giving their shots. But despite that, shooting is progressing at a brisk pace.”
S.R. ASHOK KUMAR