says Poorna, who is gearing up for the release of Savarakathi, a film that’s very close to her heart
I wouldn’t have shed tears at the audio launch if the film wasn’t so special,” begins Poorna aka Shamna Kasim, who is eagerly waiting for the release of Savarakathi. Directed by GR Adithya, the film has acclaimed directors, Ram and Mysskin playing the lead roles. “With the two big directors on the sets, every day is like a learning process. Mysskin sir taught me how to deliver dialogues as the slang itself is unique.
Ram sir would help me out whenever I made a mistake. He remembers all my dialogues, too,” she adds.
Poorna gets a bit emotional even as she talks about her role. “My character’s name is Subathra, and its Mysskin sir’s mom’s name,” she says, adding,
“I play a deaf woman who is pregnant, and a mother of two. It’s definitely not easy to carry off such a role. In fact, this is also the first time I’ve dubbed for myself in Tamil.” When the makers decided to go for a dubbing artiste at the initial stage, it was Poorna who asked Mysskin if she could do it herself to add authenticity to the character. “The makers brought in a couple of professional artistes to dub for my role but there was something amiss.
I’m glad that Mysskin sir trusted me with this. He was with me in the studio for seven days, and helped me get the accent right,” she says, adding, “It’s been more than a year since I shot for this film, but every morning I wake up to see the film posters as thought it were a daily ritual.”
Poorna’s tomboyish look which she sports currently has become quite a hit with young girls. She had tonsured her head for a role in the recently released Kodi Veeran. “I knew it was a big risk. But I will always give my all for good roles.
I have no regrets and I’m glad people are making this look a style statement,” she says with a big smile .