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G. VENKET RAM  

Curiosity might have killed the cat, but it sure seems to have helped actor Priya Anand enhance her skills, especially those pertaining to languages — she has gained proficiency in English, Tamil, Telugu, Bengali and Spanish. “At the age of four, I could speak four languages,” she says.

The actor is back in the limelight after impressing audiences in films such as Vaamanan, Leader, Pugaipadam and Nootrenbadhu. This time, she has been signed up to play the lead along with Siva Karthikeyan in Dhanush's first movie as producer titled Ethir Neechal.

Talking about the film directed by Vetrimaran's assistant Senthil, Priya says, “ Ethir Neechal is a comedy and I play a fun character in it. It has a simple message too. There were several reasons for me to take up this project. First, I was happy about getting a call from this unit because they make good movies. Then, Anirudh is on board this project and he will again be teaming up with Dhanush. I loved his work in 3. Also, when director Senthil narrated the script to me, I simply couldn't resist being part of it.”

Her excitement is understandable, but her nervousness isn't. Ask her about it, and she replies, “I have watched Siva on TV and his popularity makes me nervous. My childhood friends in New Zealand are all his fans. Siva's superb with his comic timing.”

“Velraj of Polladhavan fame will handle the camera. Anu Parthasarathy is the stylist,” says Priya, adding that she will be shooting in Chennai after a long time. “The last time I shot in Chennai was for Vamanan. So, that's another reason I am looking forward to this project,” she signs off.




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