Pranitha Subhash, who was seen in Saguni (2012) and Mass-u Engira Masilamani (2015), says that comfort level matters most when she signs a movie. Busy with the Jai-starrer Enakku Vaaitha Adimaigal and also a film with Atharvaa, she’s interested doing more content-driven projects.
Having done commercial ventures in Tamil, Telugu and Kannada the actress says, Enakku Vaaitha Adimaigal is different from her previous ones. “It doesn’t have heavy fights, and dance sequences, but there’s a strong story-line. Having shot in Puducherry and Kodaikanal, we completed the film quickly. That helped me maintain the rhythm of my character. I play an IT employee in the film,”
Ask her about Atharvaa’s film, and she is all smiles: “It is in the shooting stage. It’s good that I am finally getting to act with actors my age. When I act alongside senior artistes like Suriya, Karthi, Mahesh Babu and Pawan Kalyan, I call them ‘sir’. Having co-artistes of more or less the same age group is fun because they are chilled out.”
The Brahmotsavam (2016) actor, who is happy with the opportunities coming her way, says she wants to do films in the south. The best part of working in a Tamil film is learning the language, she grins, as she bursts into Tamizh. “Enaku nalla Tamil theriyum. Aana, dub panra alavukku illa” (I understand Tamil well, but not to the level I can dub for myself). I like the people because they are protective of their language, culture, identity and traditions,” she shares.
According to her, there’s no regional divide in cinema. “We have a mix of actors everywhere who act — both in Hindi films and other languages. Our film industry is huge. Expanding your horizons in different languages is always cool,” she observes.
“I don’t choose films on the basis of its language, but purely on its subject and how the filmmaker will be handling the subject. As an actor I want to explore more options. I believe in doing experimental roles. I want my film journey to be filled with lots of surprises. As long as the story is good, I don’t think the language should matter,” she chuckles.
The actress loves playing characters that are similar to her real self. “Such roles are easy to carry off,” she grins. Quiz her about dream roles, and she says, “That changes from time to time. When I saw Baahubali, I thought I should do something on the lines of Tamannaah’s character. Historical fictions interest me equally.”
What’s next? “I am working on a Kannada film (tentatively titled Leader) opposite Shiva Rajkumar. I am having a great time. Southern cinema, in particular, has given me a chance to do diverse roles,” she signs off.