Anu Sithara loves to play the village belle. Since her debut movie Pottas Bomb, she has been doing various shades of the same role. In her two upcoming films, Varaal the Escaper and Veri, which is a Tamil movie, she will be seen in similar roles.
But Anu says she isn’t tired of the image. “I have never felt that playing a village girl repeatedly will affect me in the long run. In fact, I think I am apt for that role. Also, when I do such a role, I don’t have to worry about the costumes. They will be simple and decent,” she says. Adding that, each role she has done so far was different in some way.
“In my first movie, I played an innocent girl, whereas in Varal the Escaper, I play Meenakshi, a bold and beautiful girl, who responds to everything. So, there is some difference in every role. It is not that I don’t yearn to experiment with roles. As of now, I am comfortable with what I have. Once I got a good exposure in films, I will definitely try different roles,” she adds.
Though Anu debuted as heroine, she got a lot of supporting roles after that. She was seen in Sathyan Anthikad’s Oru Indian Pranayakatha. Now, Anu is really excited to play lead roles both in Malayalam and Tamil. Anu says, “For me, it is not the length of the character, but, its significance that matters the most.
But, now I am happy that I got to play heroine roles again. In Varal the Escaper, I act opposite Hemanth. I cannot talk much about the movie because the shooting is yet to start. But, I have great expectations about my Tamil debut. I believe that Veri will give me a good entry in Kollywood.” Anu is already going through another Tamil script. She has also played a small role in the Malayalam movie Anarkali.
Not just an actor, Anu is a talented dancer too. She studied in Kalamandalam, and won various state level competitions during school and college days. Now, besides acting, she is teaching dance at home with her mother. “We run the dance school Navarasa at home. For me, teaching dance is like meditation. I feel content when I pass my knowledge on to my students. I take classes whenever I get time from movie and ad shoot schedules. My mother takes care of them in my absence,” says Anu.