Gaining ground in Kollywood

She debuted in Malyalam films as a child artiste, but it was Kollywood that has given Suchitra Unni a chance to play a heroine — in two movies.

Published: 06th March 2013 12:41 PM  |   Last Updated: 06th March 2013 12:41 PM   |  A+A-

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She debuted in Malyalam films as a child artiste, but it was Kollywood that has given Suchitra Unni a chance to play a heroine — in two movies.  Speaking to City Express, Suchitra reveals, “I debuted as a child artist in a movie by Balachandra Menon titled April 19 when I was six. After that, I worked in documentaries and later did TV commercials in Malayalam. I made my debut as heroine in the Tamil film Kottai.” The film has newbie Jayam Arthik as hero and will release soon. Suchitra plays a Brahmin girl in this love, action and sentiment laced film. Soon the offer to act as a village girl in Vellachi, came her way and ironically her second flick released first!

Suchitra watched Paruthiveeran several times to get into the character of a village belle in Vellachi. To add a dash of realism, she even requested the ladies to actually beat her up in the climax scene. “But they refused,” she grins. Though she plays a homely girl in both movies, Suchitra is open to doing modern roles in future. “But I don’t believe in exposing skin,” she concludes.

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