After almost 12 years, actress Easwari Rao is making a comeback to Kollywood, and that too, by sharing screenspace with none-other-than Superstar Rajinikanth. However, the actress says that she is yet to realise the fact that she is a part of Rajini’s film.
After almost 12 years, actress Easwari Rao is making a comeback to Kollywood, and that too, by sharing screenspace with none-other-than Superstar Rajinikanth in Kaala. However, the actress says that she is yet to realise the fact that she is a part of Rajini’s film.
“Even now, many top heroines in the industry are waiting to work with him. I still find it hard to believe how Pa Ranjith chose someone like me, who was nowhere in the scene for over a decade, to be Superstar’s on-screen pair,” says Easwari Rao to us.
Ask her how she got into the project and she says, “I got a call from Ranjith’s office saying he wished to meet me regarding his next. Even after our first meet, I didn’t know that the audition was for Rajini sir’s film. It was kept a secret. Dhanush called me a few days before the shoot and informed that I would be Rajini sir’s pair in Ranjith’s film, and the shoot would be in Mumbai. It was one exciting moment that I will cherish for life.” She adds, “Kaala is an important film in my life, and I am indebted to Ranjith, Dhanush and Rajini sir for giving me such a big opportunity. They have now become a part of my life, like how Balu Mahendra sir was to me.”
Elaborating about her character in the film, she says, “I play Superstar’s pair, and my character is something interesting. Most of my portions were shot at Dharavi, and Ranjith sir asked me not to apply any make-up for the role. However, I will be seen wearing a lot of gold ornaments in the film. I am not supposed to reveal more as it’s too early.”
Easwari says that her break from the industry wasn’t intentional. “It’s not like I am not getting any opportunities. I decided not to sign any project as I had to take care of my kids. One is studying in Class 6 and the other is in Class 4. I don’t want to miss those beautiful moments with them by keeping myself busy on the work front. That’s why I decided not to take up TV soaps as well. I am someone who strongly believes that cinema will never disown artistes who are sincere to it. I am happy that it came back into my life in a big way.” She adds, “It’s been more than 25 years in this industry. Not even once I had run behind a production house or filmmakers for acting chances.”
On her upcoming projects, she says, “I am yet to sign one. If good roles come my way, I will take it up. I have grown up watching Satyajit Ray, Balu Mahendra and Balachandar’s films and I expect storyline and characterisations to be well-etched,” she concludes.