Malvika Nair, the girl from M’town, who made heads turn with her performance as a visually-impaired character in her debut Tamil movie Cuckoo, has been roped in for yet another substantial role for Arasiyalla Idhellam Sagajamappa. While Veera of Rajathandhiram fame essays the male lead, Avinash Hariharan, who has many short films to his credit, directs the movie.
The title is inspired from the famous dialogue of ace comedian Goundamani from the film Suriyan! Malvika returns to Tamil after a three-year gap as she got busy with Telugu projects. “It’s a comedy caper with situational humour — it is not a dialogue-oriented film at all. But for any type of comedy, timing is important. I tried humour in my earlier Telugu film Kalyana Vaibhogame and it was quite tough. I tend to tone down on my reactions always.” (smiles)
On her role in AIS, she says, “It is a total contrast from what I did in Cuckoo. Here I play an urban girl with photography as her profession. It is a very
The actress seems to be choosy about her scripts — “I always check if my role will connect to people who watch my films. I listen to the scripts from the audience’s point of view.”
She also added that she is averse to the idea of being overtly glamorous. “I am only okay with clothes which are comfortable to wear. Even in song sequences, I will stick to my comfort zone.”
What does she consider her major strength? “I don’t have the habit of pre-planning and I takes things as they come,” Malvika says, lightly. Currently, talks are on for a Tollywood film, in which she will once again team up with Nandini Reddy.