Hyderabad-based Aashritha, who will make her Kollywood debut with Vijay Sethupathi’s Orange Mittai, is excited. The model-turned-actress plays Kavya, a Madurai-based girl in the film, who falls in love with Sathya. “Just like how ‘orange mittai’ (candy) has this sweet-sour taste to it, the film will also portray that life is a mixture of good and disappointing moments. This movie doesn’t fall into a specific genre, but will give a wholesome experience to audiences,” says Aashritha, adding that the movie also has an emotional angle to it.
Talking about the movie, she says that the film is about a 55-year-old man, Vijay Sethupathi, who sells orange mittais. “There are also two other main characters. The whole film has been treated with dark humour,” she says. Heaping praise on Vijay Sethupathi, she tells how he helped her deliver her best. “He is always there on sets telling us what should be done and what shouldn’t be. He’s this guiding force behind me, who looks into every minute detail and says how it has to be executed. Though I found it odd initially, I got used to it. After all, he does that for our own good right?” she says.
The actress says she wants to do more Tamil movies. “Though I got a few offers in Telugu and Kannada, I have always wanted to start here but I don’t know why. Since my earlier days, I was determined to learn Tamil. There’s some fascination towards Tamil people, culture and cinema,” Aashritha says.Talking about the director Biju Vishwanath, Aashritha says, he’s one of the most sensible persons in the industry. “He knows how to get things done in a subtle way from the crew. He doesn’t force, but gives us space and time to understand what’s going on,” she adds. Aashritha, currently, has signed a film with Suseenthiran’s associate Nagaraj.