Indhuja’s characters in films like 'Meyaadha Maan' and 'Mercury' went on to become instant hits among the audience. Now, the actress has her hands full with projects like 'Boomerang', 'Billa Paandi' and Udhayanidhi’s untitled movie in her kitty.
Indhuja’s characters in films like Meyaadha Maan and Mercury went on to become instant hits among the audience. Now, the actress will be seen playing the lead with actors like Atharvaa, Udhayanidhi and Vikram Prabhu, this year.
“I signed five films after my debut film, Meyaadha Maan. Though I played Vaibhav’s sister in the film, people in the industry recognised my potential. Many budding actors can land films with good scripts, but only a handful are recognised and picked by filmmakers for impactful roles. So, I’m glad that I got the right break through Meyaadha Maan,” she begins.
While MM was Karthik Subbaraj’s production venture, she also bagged the lead role in his directorial Mercury that went on to become a hit. “Obviously, Karthik would have seen my abilities in MM before casting me in Mercury. It was a joy to know that I would be a part of a film, that would be etched in the history of Tamil cinema. All I had to do was, emote well to situations without talking. However, the climax portions were challenging. But Karthik doesn’t like it if we exceeded more than a couple of takes. So, I somehow managed to finish it within two takes,” she smiles.
Talking about her upcoming films, she says, “I play an agricultural student in Boomerang. I can’t reveal more about it as the suspense may unfold. However, in Billa Paandi my character will have different shades to it. It’s all about how my character transforms after I come all the way to the city from a village. I also play Udhayanidhi’s love interest in a film directed by Atlee’s associate Enoc. A modern girl, more like my avatar in Mercury. Born and raised in Vellore, I took some personal references for these characters.”
Indhuja says that though her looks are unconventional, the audience will accept artistes only if they perform. “People ask me if my responsibility of choosing roles has increased, post Mercury. Of course, it has. However, I will be looking to strike a balance between author-backed roles and entertainers in future. Many discouraged me saying it was not easy to enter the industry. The onus is now on me to deliver,” she concludes.