Vanamagan Sayesha: 'this Is The Life I've Chosen And Wished For' Cinema News
It’s hardly a year since Sayyeshaa, who burst on to the scene with Ajay Devgn’s ambitious Bollywood project Shivaay, made her debut in Tamil cinema. But the actress is already flooded with offers. Sayyeshaa, who is shooting for three big films, says, “I can’t ask for more. It’s all thanks to director Vijay for giving me a performance-oriented role in my debut film.”
The actress is now busy wrapping up the shoot of Karthi’s Kadai kutti Singam in the interiors of Tenkasi and Karaikudi. “I am playing a village girl. It will be refreshing for the audience as well as for me as an artiste as most of the films that I am part of now have me playing urban characters. In fact, I will be looking three to four shades darker in Kadaikutti Singam as my character demands it. We have long make-up sessions to make things more authentic. It is a family drama that revolves around the romance between Karthi and me. It’s simple, sweet and will connect easily with the audience,” she says.
Talking about her co-star Karthi, she says, “He is extremely talented and caring. He always makes sure that I am comfortable on the sets. He is at ease in front of the camera. He also pushes me to deliver my best.”
Sayyeshaa is also quite excited about Vijay Sethupathi’s Junga for which she recently shot in Paris and Austria. “Junga is a fun film, a new attempt of sorts. I am quite confident that the film will do well with the family audience. It’s visually grand as most of my portions were shot abroad.” She also reveals how the entire team shot for a sequence amid a snow storm. “Would you believe me if I said that I managed to wear a western gown and shot for a scene during a snow storm? (smiles). I was shivering. I will never forget the experience. It was indeed tough for the entire crew, but we enjoyed the entire process.”
The actress also tells us that she has been working on a double call sheet for the past five months, as she’s shooting for three films simultaneously. “I used to shoot for one film at night and for another the very next day. Doing three films in four months is of course hectic but I have nothing to complain as this is the life that I’ve chosen and wished for.”
Coming from a filmy background, we ask the grandniece of actors Saira Banu and Dilip Kumar, if she always wanted to be an actor. She says, “Honestly, my parents didn’t give me that ‘star kid’ status from my childhood. They ensured that I had my own identity, and never ever tried to tell me that I follow in their footsteps. I was a very studious girl, but I was into dancing and other art forms, too, from the age of 9. So, films happened organically.”
Recently, there were rumours that she was a part of the upcoming Vijay-Murugadoss film. “I have no idea where this started from. I was tagged on many Twitter posts which said I was part of Vijay’s film, which is not true. I am a huge fan of Vijay and I’d love to act with him. But I am not part of this film,” she clarifies.
On her film with Arya, she says, “Ghajinikanth is the remake of a hit Telugu film, Bhale Bhale Magadivoy. It has lots of romantic and fun moments. The sets were more like going for a picnic with friends. Director Santhosh P Jayakumar is so much fun to work,” she concludes.