Kochi: Meera Anil’s name will ring a bell for those who follow Vodafone Comedy Stars on television. Now the pretty, chatty anchor is all set to make a foray into films with Rajesh Pillai’s Mili. “Rajesh saw my show and he liked it. That’s how I got work in the movie. I am happy that my maiden start is with a good team.”
Talking about her role, Meera says, “I can’t reveal too much about my role. I can only say that the role is the representation of young people who love the glitter of the urban milieu and want to escape the cocoon of tradition and values. What I loved in this character is that I could relate myself to it.”
This is not the first time that Meera is getting offers to work with a good team in M’Town.
She was supposed to be part of Lal Jose’s Pullipulikalum Aattinkuttiyum and Ezhu Sundara Rathrikal, but she refused it for one reason. “To be honest I have this problem of homesickness. I know it’s not a good habit, when I pursue a career like this. But I can’t stay away from home for more than one day. So when I got those offers I had to refuse since it was being shot far away from my hometown Thiruvanantha-puram. For this reason people call me ‘Thiruvananthapuram anchor’.”
She adds, “This movie was destined for me as it is being shot in Thiruvananthapuram and I am really excited to be a part of it.”
However, she is determined that she won’t be leaving the small screen nor her job as an anchor.
“Anchoring has helped me to connect with people in the best way. I have been a part of Vodafone Comedy Stars for many years. The show is like my child and you won’t leave your child just like that. Cinema is an unpredictable field. But if everything falls into place for me I’d love to work with a good project and a team, till then anchoring will be my first priority.”