2011 is starting off on a wonderful note for Anjali, the talented actress who won accolades for her role in Angadi Theru. And now her new film Thoonganagaram is about to be released this week, coming from the stable of Dhayanidhi Alagiri`s Cloud Nine Movies. It's not just the prestigious banner and the story, but also her role thats keeping her excited. She spills the beans on all this and more in a quick chat with sify.com
Why is Thoonganagaram important to you? What's your role? Did you do any homework for it? What are your future projects? There is talk that you are going glam in your future projects. Is that true?
I am certainly looking forward to Thoonganagaram. It's the first straight production of Cloud Nine Movies and I am really happy to be part of such a big banner. Vimal who shot to fame post Kalavani, is my co-star and so expectations are high from both of us who are the lead pair. I am also excited about my role which is something new for me. The screenplay of the film is very different and the situations the four friends and a girl are involved in are new. It`s a pure love story without the usual violence associated with films set in Madurai.
I play an anchor in a small TV channel in Madurai. It is a semi comical type of role and the character is very bubbly and chirpy. I really enjoyed doing it and it's something I have never played before.
Yes of course. I observed the local comperes and their dressing, hair style, make up and body language to get the entire look.
How was it working with a new director?
Gaurav, our director, is very talented and has also played a role in the movie. You can't tell he is new at all. He has done an amazing job. He was formerly assistant to KS Ravikumar.
I have Mankatha with Venkat Prabhu which has a big line up of stars including Ajith sir.
Then there is AR Murgadoss and Fox Star production directed by Saravanan. Jai is my co-star. I can't reveal anything more about my roles right now.
Not at all. I am listening to many scripts right now. But I am not looking for any role that is based only on glamour. But if glamour and performance are combined then I would not say no to it. To sustain for long, an actor has to have the right combination of both performance and glamour.
What's your role?
Did you do any homework for it?
What are your future projects?
There is talk that you are going glam in your future projects. Is that true?