‘i Play A Circus Girl In My Tamil Debut' - Actress Shweta Tripathi Cinema News
B’wood actress Swetha Tripathi reveals to DTNext her Kollywood debut with Saravanan Rajendran, her love for Chennai and more
Swetha Tripathi forayed into Bollywood with award-winning Hindi film, Masaan , and went on to win the hearts of the audience with her performance in Haraamkhor (2017). The actress is all set to make her debut in Kollywood with a film directed by debutant Saravanan Rajendran, brother of acclaimed-director Raju Murugan. “I don’t want to limit myself as an actor by confining myself to a particular industry.
That’s the only reason I decided to do south films,” begins Swetha, who was recently in the city to dub for the film. “I have lots of memories associated with Chennai and I love the people here. I stayed in Andaman and Nicobar Islands for a few years, and that’s when I used to visit this place.” Ask her how she landed up in a Tamil project and she says, “The makers of the film had seen my earlier works, and were convinced that I could pull off this character with ease. They came to Mumbai and narrated to me the script. I completely fell in love with it.
But only later I realised that the film was written by Raju Murugan, and directed by his brother, Saravanan. I immediately agreed to sign it.” She adds, “I have heard a lot about Raju Murugan and his films. His scripts have strong content and his characters are so powerful.” Talking more about her character in the film, she says, “I am a girl, who is born and brought up in a circus family. I trained a lot for this character, and have even attended workshops.
I used to watch circus-related videos all day to get into the skin of the character. In fact, we made sure that my bindi size, and jewellery resembled the same the people of circus community wore.” She adds, “We began shooting for the film last year, and it’s almost done. The film is under post production now, and expecting to release soon.” While Selvakumar of Managaram fame handles the camera, debutant Rangaraj plays the lead. “Selva’s visuals are yet another reason for me to get excited about. It’s so beautiful, and in fact I loved his work in Managaram.
There are a lot of things to learn from the technicians down South. All they know is cinema and nothing else.” On her upcoming projects, she says, “I am looking forward to signing more Tamil films, as I love their content. Currently, I am working on a web series, and will also be shooting for a short film. I don’t worry about the format as long as my character is strong and impressive.”