A fter Kabali, Sai Dhanshika’s career graph has been on a rise. She has a slew of projects including Kitna, Rani, Kaala Koothu, Vizhithiru and Kaathadi in her kitty. She grins, “I am referred to me as someone who chooses scripts that aren’t ‘regular’, but that’s not the case. I have always wanted to try different genres.” In Meera Kathiravan’s Vizhithiru, she has attempted comedy. “The shooting is over The film has Venkat Prabhu, Vidharth, Kreshna and others,” she adds.
She plays a tomboy-ish role in Kaathadi. “It’s a road film, directed by Kalyan of Naalaya Iyakunar fame. I have attempted some stunts too,” she tells us. The dusky star is looking forward to this film, where she plays an honest cop. “It’s an action thriller, and for the first time I am donning the khaki.
Avishek and Daniel play the lead roles,” she informs. Sharing details about Kaala Koothu, directed by Nagaraj, she says, “Though I play a college student, it’s similar to who I am in real life. I am sharing screen space with Kalaiarasan again after Kabali.” It also stars Prasanna and is shot in and around Madurai. The movie is based on honour killing, and loosely revolvesaround friendship.
In Samuthirakani’s Kitna, she plays an intense role, for which, she trained in silambam. Quiz her about Rani and she says it’s a female-centric film. “Ilaiyaraaja is scoring the music. I’m in the best phase of my career. I am enjoying the roles that come my way,” she chuckles.
So, is she growing her hair now? “My hairstyle in Kabali became a style statement. Wherever people saw me, they complimented saying that short hair looks good on me. But, as of now, for a change, I am letting my hair grow,” she quips.