From Poo to Male Barali Manju Irali
Malayalam actress Parvathy, whose scintillating performance in the Tamil film Poo won her many fans, is also making her presence felt in Kannada. She has already worked in the super hit Kannada film Milana with Puneet Raj Kumar and has just finished working for Vijayalakshmi Singh's Male Barali Manju Irali which is now ready for release.
In fact, Parvathy was one of the major attractions at the film's audio release.
Parvathy who was an anchor with Kiran TV before she entered the film industry, was introduced by well-known Malayalam film director Roshan Andrews in the film Note Book.
She tells R G Vijayasarathy more about her new Kannada film.
'I don't want to sign every film that comes my way'
You've got a good beginning in Malayalam and Kannada cinema. But there seem to be no other projects after that. What is the reason?
Well, I'm not in a hurry and am not interested in making money. I want to be known as an actress. If I had signed films left and right after my first film Note Book, I would have acted in more than twenty films by now.
I got many offers after my super hit Kannada film Milana got me rave reviews. But I preferred to wait and choose good roles instead. Male Irali Manju Barali is just my seventh film and I don't want to sign every film that comes my way. I want roles of substance.
I'm lucky enough to get such a strong role in my second Kannada film. After working in Milana, I was a little apprehensive about getting a role of substance again as I have seen many female artists not so lucky after getting a very good break. But I am really thankful to God that I got an opportunity to work with a good team of talented artists and technicians.
It is every actor's dream that he or she should be part of a good team. Besides the film's director [Vijayalakshmi Singh], I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to work in a film with such talented technicians like cameraman Ajay Vincent and music maestro Mano Murthy. The film carries a very good feel from the beginning.
'I don't want to create any type of image through my roles'
Tell us about the transformation in Male Barali Manju Irali.
The credit for that should go to director Vijayalakshmi Singh who has also designed my clothes. I have a different get up in the film. The change in looks is inevitable for every role. When my director briefed me about the role, I was quite excited and involved in serious discussions with her.
She was well prepared and told me her requirements. We then decided on a particular type of costume. If I look more glamorous in the film with modern costumes, the credit should go to Madam Vijayalakshmi because she designed my clothes.
How different is this role from the other roles you have portrayed so far?
As an artist I have to show some difference in the range of emotions in every role that I portray. One thing is for sure. You will not see any traces of Anjali's character that I played in Milana in Sneha's character in Male Barali Manju Irali. I don't want to create any type of image through my roles.
When you watch Male Barali Maju Irali, I am sure you will realise that you're seeing a different Parvathy in this film. My character has been so well defined in the film that you will start loving Sneha from the beginning of the film.