‘I’m not getting any breakthrough roles in Malayalam’

Saranya Mohan is disheartened that she is being ignored in Malayalam films even though she is doing very well in other South Indian languages.

Published: 02nd August 2012 04:23 PM  |   Last Updated: 02nd August 2012 04:23 PM   |  A+A-


Saranya Mohan, who returned to Malayalam films after a sabbatical with ‘Perinoru Makan’, is somewhat disappointed with her innings here. She says she is only being offered hackneyed roles in Mollywood. The actress who has worked in several languages says it has been her long cherished dream to do a good Malayalam film.

“A lot of films with fresh and interesting themes are being made, and every actor now has the space to perform here, oflate. As a Malayali that makes me proud, but it also hurts me that I am not being offered any breakthrough roles,” says Saranya who has an impressive line up of Tamil and Kannada projects in her kitty. She has three Tamil films and a Kannada film.

Saranya says unlike here, she has always been offered good roles in other languages. “I am content with the type of movies that I get in other South Indian languages.” 

She says the response from the audience’s side has also been overwhelming. “Maybe because of the type of characters that I have done, that of a lively village belle, I have always been showered with love and affection by them, that a family member gets,” she smiles.


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