Shamna Kasim turns rustic

DECCAN CHRONICLE | THINKAL MENON
Published Sep 12, 2015, 5:36 am IST
Updated Mar 27, 2019, 8:57 pm IST
The talented actor plays a pregnant speech-impaired woman in her upcoming Tamil film
Shamna Kasim
 Shamna Kasim

Shamna Kasim, who is back to K’town after a short hiatus of two years with Savarakathi, says she is excited to land in a challenging role.

The shooting of the film, which has G.R. Adithya, brother of Tamil director Mysskin wielding the megaphone, commenced some time back.

 

The film also has Mysskin playing a baddie and another filmmaker Ram playing a crucial role.

The actress, who was last seen in Mili in Mollywood, is confident that the character she plays in the movie will be one of the best she has essayed till date.

An excited Shamna elaborates, “I play a pregnant woman in the film, someone who is speech-impaired and is also a mother of two. The movie is set against the backdrop of a village and Ram sir plays my husband in it. It’s a very interesting character and I’m quite excited about it.”

 

“After signing up the project, I was told that my role was earlier rejected by at least half-a-dozen leading actresses. I think I’m lucky to portray this character. Moreover, it’s a welcome relief from the usual dancing around the trees — something which I have found boring of late,” she adds.

The actress, however, says that she had her own share of worries while working with two prominent directors of Tamil film industry.

“When working under experienced filmmakers, many artistes tend to get nervous. This time, I had to share the screen with two top directors, and you can imagine how difficult a task it would have been. The ongoing scenes have me acting along with Ram sir — the scenes with Mysskin sir will be shot later. Ram sir was very kind to offer me advices to get into the shoes of the character,” she says.

 

Shamna says many had told her to reconsider the decision of taking up the role of a pregnant woman — that too, a mother of two. According to her, though it was physically exhausting to pull off the role, it gave her immense satisfaction.

“I had to wear a fake belly weighing four-and-a-half kilograms. Walking and sitting with a heavy belly tied to the stomach were very difficult. My body language automatically changed to that of a pregnant lady. In fact, many in the crew told me that I really looked like a pregnant lady,” she smiles.

 

Shamna says though she developed tanned skin while shooting for the film, she feels gratified about the accolades waiting for her performance. “It’s a once-in-a-lifetime role, and I don’t mind sacrificing anything for such roles,” she signs off.

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