Suhasini Maniratnam is all Set for a Very Different Role
Published: 29th January 2014 10:57 AM |
Actor Suhasini Maniratnam is likely to don a new role as the brand ambassador of Luxembourg.
The National Award-winning artiste, who took everyone by surprise with her presence in an interactive session with Luxembourg Ambassador Gaston Stronck at a function organised by the Madras Chamber of Commerce and Industry here on Monday, said that she had been shortlisted for promoting Luxembourg in India.
“The clearance has to come from the Ministry of External Affairs and Luxembourg Government. It will take another six months,” Suhasini, who made her film debut in 1980 with the Tamil film Nenjathai Killathe, told City Express. However, during the meeting, which was also attended by Honorary Consul General of India to Luxembourg Venkataraman, Suhasini was seen keenly listening to the queries put forward by Indian businessmen.
The actor said that she was shortlisted, as Luxembourg was looking for a person with arts background.
Luxembourg is planning to spread awareness about business opportunities in the country. “Most people in India lack awareness about Luxembourg and even if they do, they don’t know about the business opportunities in the country,” said Stronck. Venkatraman said that Luxembourg officials had launched an awareness drive by travelling across India.
The country has also entered into student exchange agreements with PSG Group of Institutions in Coimbatore and the Great Lakes Institute in Chennai. Urging investors from Chennai to invest in Luxembourg, Stronck said the main focus of Luxembourg was to provide jobs to its citizens. The country has a high employment rate of seven per cent.