Dancing Her Way Into Films
By Rinku Gupta | Express Features | Published: 04th December 2013 11:57 AM |
She started off her career in showbiz by winning at the dance reality show Maanaadu Mayilaadu Season 3. Having gained an entry into Kollywood with Avargalum Ivargalum, Aishwarya Rajesh is now working her way to the top with two films with K-Town’s hot favourite, Vijay Sethupathy. She has also been signed up for Thirudan Police, produced by S P Charan, with Dinesh as hero. In a chat with CE, the actor reveals that she’s the third generation of actors from her family and why gossip doesn’t affect her.
It was a student cultural fest at Ethiraj College that led her to start learning dance since she needed to choreograph a stage show. But soon, she discovered a passion for dance and entered Maanadu Mayilaadu.
As luck would have it, she won a title and was catapulted into films next. “I thought acting was not my cup of tea in the beginning. But whenever I decided to quit, a good offer would come by. That made me think about taking the career seriously and concentrate on it,” confesses Aishwarya.
Incidentally, showbiz is not new to her. Aishwarya says, “My father Rajesh who is no more now, did 50 films in Telugu as hero. My grandfather Amarnath was a hero, while my aunt Srilakshmi, is a Telugu comedy actor with over 500 films to her credit.”
So after Satta Padi Kutram, Achyarangal and Attakathi, Aishwarya is now playing the lead in Rummy and Pannaiyarum Padminiyum (PP) opposite Vijay Sethupathy in both flicks. Ask her about gossip linking the two and she shrugs and says, “When it’s not true, why would I let it affect me? After I signed up for Rummy, PP director Arunkumar offered me his film. The script being excellent, I couldn’t afford to lose it, just because of some gossip mongers. No heroine would have said a no to such a script.”
While she has played a simple girl in her films so far, she’s excited to play a modern, city-based, college girl in Thirudan Police next. “The shoot begins on December 9 and one can see me in lots of Indo-Western costumes and some glamorous song shoots,” she says happily. About the future she says, “I want to prove that I can do all kinds of roles — both homely and modern. I don’t mind going glam, but I would say no to vulgarity.”