She got noticed in her debut film with Jiiva as the spitfire Shakti in Siva Mansulla Sakthi directed by Rajesh which ran for 115 days and was produced by Vikatan Talkies.
Later she played a an encounter specialist with an axe to grind in Madurai Sambavam opposite Harikumar. All that was way back in 2009. Now in the Sundar C directed, Avni Cinemax produced Nagaram, heroine Anuya hits the screens once again and we catch up with her to find out about the film, her career plans and more
Whats your role in Nagaram?
I play a small town girl called Bharathi. It is very different from the characters I played in my earlier two films. The film is very gripping and is about how circumstances change people's lives.
You have done a lip lock in Nagaram with Sundar C. Tell us about that?
Well it was required for the script and the intensity of the moment. Its well shot and is a kiss of faith between the characters. It was not a raunchy scene meant to titillate in any way. He explained the reason for it in the story and I thought it was needed for that moment.
How was it working with Sundar C?
Well he is very passionate about films and that was obvious from the way hes producing, directing and acting in the film. He puts his mind and soul into a movie and its inspiring working with somebody like that.
You have done a bedroom scene in Madurai Sambavam too. Are you open to glamorous roles in future?
Well the scene you mention was bold but aesthetically shot and again crucial for the film when the cop has her reasons for doing what she does. It was needed to highlight the impact of the killing. I am open to doing glamour as long its portrayed beautifully without it being cheap or vulgar. It has to fit in with my sensibilities. If I have objections as to why something is there I wont do it.
Why is there a long gap between your films?
I am not on a signing spree. I want to do performance based roles. I wont repeat the same kind of stuff each time just because it worked for me in one movie. I don't want to be slotted and am prepared to wait till I get the right roles.
With newcomers hitting the screen every week, aren't you scared of competition?
You are right. There are newcomers coming in at amazing speed. But I believe that every star has to have his own niche and I want to make mine. That's the only way to survive in the face of the competition.