It’s been six months since Maheshinte Prathikaram happened, but it seems like Jimsy is one character that will not just go away. Ask the spunky and spirited Aparna Balamurali about this, and she says: “Jimsy is only getting stronger. It has been months, but people still talk of Jimsy. I couldn’t have asked for a better debut”.
The beautiful actor tells City Express about her future projects and how she is struggling to keep up with the ‘Jimsy Effect’
A great year
So far, 2016 has been great. I came to the industry without much expectations. I didn’t expect such a response to Maheshinte Prathikaram and my character, but things were overwhelming. I was just being myself in Maheshinte..’ and it clicked big time. I have a few good movies in the kitty and that too with some talented filmmakers, so this year is definitely a memorable one.
Playing the lead role
The ride has been dream-like, but I am not looking for screen space, as such. My next movie is Jude Anthony’s Oru Muthassi Gadha, where I play the grand-daughter of a ‘Muthassi’, who is the protagonist. Somewhere, she is like me. So, I could relate a lot to the character. I think the movie itself is quite unconventional. It is refreshing that the ‘hero’ and heroine’ is a grandmother. I am so glad to be part of the venture. This is similar to my character in Sarvopari Palakkaran, where I play a rebellious and spirited girl. She is someone who has faced a lot and her thoughts have a feministic inclination. I have read the script and liked it. I have just shot one day for the movie and looking forward to the experience.
I have got offers from other language movies, as well. I have signed two Tamil movies and both are good projects. It is a newcomer’s project and the hero is a new guy, Vetri. It is a gratifying experience working in other languages. As an actor, I could feel a lot of difference. They give you so much respect as an artist and it is a big industry so there is a lot to learn, as well. I am enjoying my stint in both industries.