CHENNAI: Sneha is thanking her stars. Rightly so, as she has grabbed a bagful of offbeat characters in Tamil and Telugu movies, which are promising enough to propel her career higher. Even as the shoot for ‘Goa’ is about to get started, a couple of other projects are under way which, she hopes, would retain her place in the upper tier of female stars.
Her first love is ‘Goa,’ directed by Venkat Prabhu, where she is one of the three female leads and pairs up with Vaibhav. The movie, apparently scripted on the lines of ‘Dil Chahta Hai,’ is expected to attract masses with its distinctive storyline – a characteristic feature of Venkat Prabhu movies.
“I have always been a great fan of Venkat Prabhu’s skill in direction. He has the knack of attracting audience with his unconventional approach. I am sure this movie would be as successful as his previous ventures,” she says.
But her current project ‘Bhavani’ tops her list of favourites. Commenting on the riveting stunt scenes, choreographed by Dinesh, in the movie, she says the movie will live up to the expectations of the audience.
The heroine-centric movie, where she takes an avatar of an action dynamo, has raised the eyebrows of many film critics.
“I am glad it has. I have been into rigorous workout for months to make myself flexible. I tend to let go of my dietary regimen but compensate it with an extra dose of exercise,” she quips.
Falling into the bandwagon of actors who are featuring in remakes of time-defying classical flicks, Sneha is all set to emulate yesteryear leads.
In ‘Murattu Kalai,’ she cast opposite to Sundar C., a role that Rathi acted in the original Rajinikanth-starrer.
In ‘Nootrukku Nooru,’ the remake of the 1971 film made with Jaishankar in the lead, she plays the role of Lakshmi.
“Remake movies are fun to work. People tend to have a lot of expectations from the new movie and the trick is to be creative and not copy the original characters. I try and improvise on the characters and strongly feel that adds to the success of a remake.”