Out in the wilderness for six years, Radhika Kumaraswamy is back in Sandalwood, albeit in a new avatar. The actress who was once a box-office magnet is all set to recreate her magic with the upcoming film Sweety for which she has taken up additional responsibility as producer.
Will Sweety be the apt film as a comeback vehicle for Radhika? “I have never put myself in such a situation where I consider a particular film a perfect come back vehicle or not because I never really left the industry,” says Radhika, even as she admits that she got emotional while shooting for the movie. “I missed acting and dancing for a long time and sometimes regretted not having acted for six years. I should have done two films a year to keep up with the changes in the industry. Nevertheless, I feel, it is not too late to make up for lost time. I would like to do good films under my production banner,” she opines.
Returning to work as a producer first, with Lucky, she has now devoted her energies to hone her acting skills in Sweety. Expressing her gratitude to directors who cast her in their ventures, Radhika says, “I consider Sweety a dream project as it has a wonderful script. I am very happy that I am working with Vijayalakshmi who is an artiste herself and knows the importance of a heroine in a film. Every aspect of film making - my looks, costumes, make-up, style and direction - has been looked into minutely," she says.
Radhika, now mother to three-year-old Shamika, shuttles between studios and home. Isn’t this too much for her? “I know it is not an easy job because I have both acting and production duties for Sweety. It's all team work. My co-star, Adithya, too has done a fantastic job. It is he who suggested the title Sweety - Nana Jodi and feels that I will be known as ‘Sweety Radhika’ after the film's release. Our efforts will definitely bear fruit,” she signs off hopefully