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I’d love to work with Manju Warrier: Roma

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Roma, actor, has said that it will be a dream come true if she can work with Manju Warrier.

She was speaking to presspersons in Kozhikode on Sunday, where she is rehearsing for a mega show to be held on Tuesday as part of the District Tourism Promotion Council’s Onam celebrations.

“Manju Warrier is my role model. Her comeback will in no way be a threat to me or any of my colleagues, since she is in a different league altogether. I am nowhere near as talented as Manju Warrier, but would love to do at least one movie with her,” Roma said.

Roma is presenting four dance numbers in the mega show, which will be a complete entertainment package with skits, comedy, dance, and music by noted artistes in the Malayalam film industry. She said that she was fond of stage programmes since these gave her an opportunity to interact directly with the audience.

“Dance has been my passion since childhood, and it gives me a unique creative satisfaction. I have been a big fan of Madhuri Dixit, and loved to watch her dance on stage,” she said. Shamna Kasim, she felt, was the best female dancer in the Malayalam industry at present.

On her absence onscreen for sometime now, Roma said “her kind” of roles were not reaching her that often now. “As an artiste, I would love to do challenging roles of various dimensions, and prove myself. But my audience insists that I do bubbly, lovable roles such as the ones in ‘Notebook’ and ‘Chocolate.’ So now, I personally favour such roles.”

Roma said she was not worried about being stereotyped since her audience’s happiness was more important to her. She did not have any concerns that they would get bored of her in those roles.

Roma said she did not regret any of the roles she had donned so far, but was selective about new projects. She said she enjoyed playing a rock star in ‘Grand Master’ and a heartbroken fiancée in ‘Chappa Kurishu,’ both new generation movies that remoulded her image.

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