Aparna Balamurali, who’s well-known for her efficiency in Malayalam movies like Maheshinte pratikaram and Sunday Holiday calls Sudha Kongara’s Soorarai pottru considered one of her largest releases ever. The 25-year-outdated actress who’s paired reverse Suriya, in an unique interview with Bollywood Hungama reveals what makes this movie particular for her and why she would not care if she doesn’t get a movie after this. She additionally talks about working with a famous person and what adjustments she hopes to see within the movie trade.
How did you land the position of Bommi in Soorarai Pottru?
It is considered one of my largest releases ever. This got here in a very shocking manner, as a result of I was doing a film with GV Prakash sir and he began speaking about Sudha ma’am and I am a big fan of Sudha ma’am. I didn’t know that she was doing a film like this. So, he related us on name and we began speaking. So, I went for the auditions to Chennai from Kerala to fulfill her. She requested me to put on a easy salwar and come. So that’s how it began. She auditioned and after the primary audition, I didn’t know what was going to occur. But as days handed she despatched me one other script to do and ship a video. I despatched the video, she chosen me and that is how I landed this movie.
On getting ready for the position and perfecting the Madurai accent
It took me fairly a whereas. It took a 12 months to begin capturing. During these instances, I had a studying session, a workshop and once more a studying session. Two-three days I could be known as to Chennai for workshops and studying periods. They gave me a lot of time and coaching. I had wonderful folks like Senthil sir, Virumandi sir coaching me. I assume they needed me to showcase my greatest and I additionally tried my stage greatest.
How was it taking part in a actual life character for the primary time? Did you meet the actual life Bommi? What different bodily transformation did you must undergo?
Actually no. We didn’t mimic the particular person precisely the identical manner. It was simply a story taken from Capt Gopinath sir’s life and what position his spouse performed in his life and how important she was. That was what we had been briefed about, particularly me. I have by no means met Gopinath sir or his spouse. Sudha ma’am had sure issues in her mid that she needed me to indicate within the character. I assume these issues molded Bommi. Age distinction is there. She needed me to drop some weight. So, I did that and I labored on my language and slang.
How was it performing with Suriya? Were you nervous round him?
Actually the studying session helped not being nervous in entrance of him. We had studying periods collectively. So, I had already met him earlier than capturing. So I was not nervous to behave with him however I did not know the way it will come out, these scenes no matter you will have seen, the romance, the chemistry. I didn’t know the way it will be. Somehow, it simply got here out like that, it got here superbly, it was good on display screen. So, the entire workforce was pleased with the chemistry between me and Surya. It simply got here like that, primarily due to him, he did not make me really feel like he’s a famous person. That made it very straightforward.
What is the one factor that you’d take from Suriya as a studying?
I assume it’s the manner he was on the set. Like you mentioned, everyone used to ask me the way it was working with him. I felt prefer it was regular. It’s like how you’re employed with different folks. Because that is how he’s. People see it as I am working with a famous person who has like I do not know many followers he has. He was a very regular particular person. He used to take a seat with us after all of the pictures and we used to speak. It is regular to behave with him and he’s a very good particular person. And that’s how it’s to behave with him. I assume I will take that from him. I’ll study that from him.
Did working with Sudha Kongara, who is claimed to be very element oriented, improve your craft?
Definitely sure. As an actor it has given me a lot of confidence. What I really feel is that one character like that is sufficient. I do not even care if I do not get one other film. Bommi has given me a lot to indicate on display screen. It will encourage a lot of individuals and as an actor I have gotten an alternative to do a lot on this film. Starting from the homeworks to the capturing course of, as an actor I really feel Sudha ma’am has taken the perfect out of me. She knew what she needed. So, I was watching different interviews as I was not there. So Suriya sir was telling that Sudha has put her soul inside Aparna. Actually, it was like that. Sudha ma’am gave me a lot of non-public expertise, so I may relate to the character. So, that made me near the particular person itself. So, it was very straightforward to work along with her and I needed to provide her the perfect. That’s the way it labored.
What is your course of of selecting a script, particularly after having performed memorable and robust roles in Maheshinte Pratikaram and Sunday Holiday?
So, the primary downside after Mahestinte prathikaram and Sunday Holiday was that everyone mentioned that she comes with the title of ‘she is a very daring particular person’. So, that was one thing I didn’t wish to hear after one level as a result of I don’t desire the character to essentially be daring. It has to only have an influence on the viewers. I should affect somebody or I should make somebody really feel that this character, I know this particular person. I don’t desire folks to overlook me simply after a film. I was extra concentrating on that, however then no matter I obtained all these daring characters even in Thrissivaperoor kliptham, I loved each character of mine.
Are there extra alternatives and selection for feminine actors in the present day?
Thankfully, I obtained fairly good movies in Malayalam. Usually, what we see is you do one or two films and each different film casts a new particular person. For me, I skilled fairly good characters and tales in Malayalam. But the issue is that if the feminine is a little daring or stands out all of the mainstream actors believed flip as much as act. Such issues I have listened and I have heard and I have seen. So that’s one thing I actually need us to interrupt right here within the trade. With a film like Soorarai pottru , I assume that’s the most important distinction, as a result of everytime Suriya sir had a scene I had an equally important scene, equally important emotion, dialogue and all the pieces. I assume extra films like this could come. Necessarily not a feminine centric however equal alternatives for each. That is what I assume we’re missing. But, there are a lot of adjustments taking place in a actually great way. I assume we’re seeing a lot of gorgeous adjustments that are resulting in this.
The announcement of Soorarai Pottru heading for OTT launch had followers disenchanted. What was your response?
I was actually unhappy. For me it will have been a big launch and I missed it. But I could not wait anymore as a result of it has been one 12 months and a few months because the shoot obtained over. I needed folks to look at Soorarai pottru. I was glad about the truth that it was popping out anyway.