"I am lucky to have worked with Manju"

Last Updated: Mon, Sep 01, 2014 09:58 hrs

Muthumani Somasundaram is now one of the most sought after supporting actresses in Malayalam cinema industry. The young actress has showcased her talents with umpteen films, the latest one being <I>How Old Are You?</i> along with Manju Warrier. Basically a theatre artist, Muthumani’s tryst with cinema happened by sheer coincidence, as she puts it. 

Muthumani is on cloud nine as she speaks about her passion for acting and more to Sify.

You have worked with almost all the leading directors and actors in Malayalam cinema industry now. Tell us something about your rise to fame.
It feels great to have worked with the best names in the industry. When the casting for <I>How Old Are You</i> was happening, I was just as curious as any other Malayalee to see who would be doing the main roles in the film. I just happened to be lucky to have worked with Manju Warrier. All the incidents in my career happen just like that. This was no exception.

What are your upcoming projects?
<i>Munnariyippu</i> is currently running in theatres successfully. Next one lined up is Ranjith’s <I>Njan</i> starring Dulquer Salman in the lead.

Which one do you love doing more? Theatre or cinema?
Both have its own beauty. Right now, it has been a while since I performed in theatre.

Tell us something about your personal life.
Though I have learnt theatre and drama professionally, I’am a lawyer too. I live with my husband Arun who is a writer.

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