The powerhouse performer Sai Dhanshika is the latest addition in Vijay Sethupathi- Shruti Haasan starrer Laabam, directed by national award winner Jananathan. The film speaking about the plight of farmers will see Dhanshika in a totally new avatar.
The tall actress speaks to DC about her role in Laabam as to why she accepted it when the film already has a heroine. It’s an open secret that Jananathan sir’s films always have a social relevance, besides being commercial. Laabam is no different. The film explores the lives of farmers and how they have been exploited right from the time the British ruled us. Laabam showcases as to how the seeds sown against farmers then still continue to haunt them.”
She reveals how she was roped in, “I didn’t even want to listen to the script when I was approached for the film. I have immense trust in Jana sir as I have worked in his film Peraanmai at the very beginning of my career. I learnt the nuances of acting from him and he is a great mentor. I am still learning from him. So, being in his film was enough. Unless I am needed for this character, he would not have approached me. However, with his encouragement and motivation, now I have gained courage to put forth my ideas on the sets. And he is someone who listens to what we say.”
Praising VSP, she reveals, “He is one actor who showcases his talents through the choice of his flicks. I am sure, audiences would love Vijay Sethupathi’s role in Laabam. He is not only a great actor, but also a great producer. (VSP produces Laabam).” While Ramji is behind the camera, D.Imman composes the music.