Making strides

Srinda Ashab who has made her presence felt in Mollywood in a short period has some exciting roles in the coming days

Published: 19th August 2014 07:40 AM  |   Last Updated: 19th August 2014 07:40 AM   |  A+A-

19mak.jpgKOCHI: She redefined side roles and asserted the fact that screen space has nothing to do with staying on a cine-goer’s mind. With her impeccable comic timing and vivacious presence, Srinda Ashab has proved that she is here to stay.

Srinda, who got a big break through 1983 where she played naive Susheela or the more recent Manglish in which she played the affectionate Mumtaz, is eagerly awaiting the release of her next, Homely Meals where she will play Nanditha, a TV journalist.

“And, no I’m not doing comedy in Homely Meals. I am sure that this role will help me break the pattern I have been following,” says Srinda who adds that she is happy to do something different. The movie will hit the screens this Onam.

“I am confident that Homely Meals will be a fresh experience. This is a simple movie which will break the conventional hero outlook too. The lead character here is Vipin who plays Allen. He is not the stereotypical hero we see today. Allen is a person who harbours cinema dreams and, Nanditha is someone who supports him throughout this journey,” says Srinda.

She adds that the movie’s name reflects its content. “Homely meals is something we all search for. It is a reflection of our simplicity. The movie echoes the same sentiments. It is a raw outing,” says Srinda.

Srinda is equally excited about her debut Tamil release Vennila Veedu where she plays a character with negative shades. “It is a family drama and I play the lead character that has negative shades to it. It is an interesting debut,” says Srinda.

For someone who has enacted side roles with so much ease, Srinda says she is a perfect ‘director’s artist’. “I follow what they say. I am a tool in the hands of a director. All the movies I have done so far, my directors gave me the freedom and they were all clear of what they wanted. So, it wasn’t hard at all,” says Srinda.

So, what does she think makes her strike? “I think it is the roles. All the characters that I etched so far are one that anybody can relate to. We many have seen such people around us. They are someone who can make you laugh out aloud and at the same time emotional. Be it in 1983 where she pawns her bangle to cough up money or in Annayum Rasoolum, where the woman who bereaves the loss of her husband, they are someone who connects emotionally to the viewer,” says Srinda.

She believes that being mother had helped her in her profession. “I think I am a better actor, because I am a mother. The phases a woman undergo in her life during motherhood makes it easy to portray emotions well. I think this is the best phase for an actor to make a debut,” says Srinda.

Stay up to date on all the latest Entertainment Malayalam news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

facebook twitter whatsapp