Aishwarya Rajesh has been elated ever since Rummy and PannaiyarumPadminiyum released. The pretty youngster is now busy shooting for SP Charan’s production, Thirudan Police, opposite Attakathi Dinesh. Here’s why the film is keeping her on her toes, quite literally. Aishwarya has danced in a trendy number for the first time in her career. Just back from the song shoot that took place in Kodaikanal, Aishwarya explains the adventure that the shoot turned out to be. “I’m a trained dancer and have been part of a dance reality show on TV. But I’ve never had the opportunity to do a real dance number in any of my movies so far. So Thirudan Police is special for me, since I’ve just completed the shoot of my first dance moves on screen and that too, set to music by Yuvan Shankar Raja!” she says, “We travelled to Kodaikanalfor the duet. We have shot in a few hilly locations, about 25 kms away from Kodai, where no-one has shot before. Cameraman Siddharth has captured the locales beautifully.” But the shoot was not without its tough moments for the lady. There were some risky locations the unit had to shoot in, “After a 25 km car ride from our hotel, we had to trudge up a hill, for about 2 km, to reach the location. There were steep climbs and we shot next to deep valleys, on slippery rocks, on which I had to dance. There was no rope and we were dancing on the edge of a deep valley which was nearly 6000 ft high! It was risky, but quite an adventure.”
As if that were not enough, Aishwarya had a tough time managing her sari while attempting the steep inclines, “Since no caravan could reach the rocky hillside top, I wore my sari for the song, at the hotel itself. We used to leave for location at 5.30 am everyday by jeep. At 6.30 am we would start our trek on foot up the hills. It was biting cold in Kodaikanal and my hair was messed up with the wind. The rocks being slippery, I had to take off my footwear to climb and later even to dance. In fact, the rocks were so slippery, that I even slipped and fell once, but luckily someone caught me from behind! The mist was so thick on the last day that we couldn’t even see each other!” The film,which is directed by debutant Karthik Raj, is almost complete, with one more song to go. Next,Aishwarya will join the unit of Idam Porul Eval, directed by Seenu Ramasamay, where she is cast opposite Vishnu Vishal.