Actress Devayani, who rose to fame among the Tamil audience as Kamali in Ajith’s Kaadhal Kottai and as Padmini in Vijay’s Friends will be seen playing Dinesh’s mother-in-law in the upcoming film
Actress Devayani, who rose to fame among the Tamil audience as Kamali in Ajith’s Kaadhal Kottai and as Padmini in Vijay’s Friends will be seen playing Dinesh’s mother-in-law in the upcoming film Kalavaani Maapillai. “I agreed to play a role older than my age because I loved the humour behind the character. I was also impressed with the storyline and the connect that my character,” Devayani told DTNext. “I play actress Adithi Menon’s mother. But I will be seen with Attakatthi Dinesh throughout the film. It is not the typical mother-in-law character that the audience sees in Tamil cinema. Her innocence makes for good humour, and the story revolves around her character,” added the actress.
Devayani’s makeover from the film has been the talking point on social media over the weekend. “The makers were looking for an artiste, who can carry herself with grandeur. Director Gandhi Manivasagam hails from a textile background and he knew what sarees and jewellery would be apt for my role. As he narrated the storyline to me along with my character, I became engrossed and agreed to do the role. He was surprised as he thought I wouldn’t be convinced. I was, because I saw that there is more to this role than being a mother-in-law.” Talking about Dinesh, she said, “I am a huge fan of his films like Attakatthi and Oru Naal Koothu.
When we shot for Kalavaani Maapillai, he reciprocated the compliment and told me how he is a fan of my character, Padmini in Friends.” Devayani said that she has Ezhumin in which she is paired with Vivekh lined up for release. “I have made it a point that I will be doing films frequently from now,” concluded the actress.