Films Have Always Been My Calling: Popular Television Actress Vani Bhojan Cinema News
Popular television actress Vani Bhojan, who shot to fame with TV soap Deivamagal, is all set to make her debut on the silver screen. The actress will be seen playing the lead in a film directed by Lokesh Kumar of En Magan Magizhvan (My Son is Gay) fame.
Talking about her film debut to DTNext, she says, “I got a lot of film opportunities during my modelling days. But since I wasn’t confident enough to quit my airline job and pursue a career in cinema, I decided to wait sometime. But films have always been my calling.” Vani says that it was director Suresh Krissna who roped her in for the first TV soap, Aahaa.
“Acting in television series was more like a secure job. Moreover, I can’t miss on acting in a TV soap directed by someone like Suresh Krishna. That’s how I got into the small screen. My second outing, Deivamagal become a hit, and my character ‘Sathya’ become a household name.” She says that she desperately wanted to take a break from television. “I have been working for TV soaps for more than five years and it has become quite monotonous now.
That’s the reason I decided to take a break and sign up for films.” Revealing to us details about her debut film, she says, “Lokesh told me that he liked my performance as a bold Tahsildar in Deivamagal, and wished to cast me in his second project. He sent me a clip from his first project, En Magan Magizhvan, which won several accolades across the globe. I was impressed with his making, and immediately agreed to come on board. Only after did I listen to the script.”
Elaborating about her role, she says, “The film is set in the backdrop of Kasimedu in north Chennai and I am playing a woman who hails from the fishing community. I have a tanned look for my role with no make-up in my very first film, and I am quite excited about it.
I strongly believe that performance overshadows looks and din’t worry much about it.” Vani says that her fluency in Tamil is one of the reasons why the director chose her for the role.
“Born in Ooty and settled down in Chennai, I am comfortable with the language. It will be tough for actors to pull off this role if they are not fluent in Tamil.” On her upcoming projects, she says, “I have started getting calls from many production houses.
But I will sign my next only after I begin shooting for my debut film, which will be around June.”