Meenakshi Dixit of Thenaliraman fame is looking forward to the release of her upcoming horror flick Bayam Oru Payanam that has Urvashi, Vishakha Singh, and Bharath in pivotal roles.
“We shot extensively in and around Munnar. In fact, many horror movies have released in the recent past but this one will be entirely different from them. I would say Bayam... will be on par with Hollywood movies like The Exorcist,” says Meenakshi and tells us the story revolves around a photographer who goes on a late-night assignment to a lonely locality.
“How one such incident extends into a spine-chilling journey and whether he returns safely or not forms the rest of the story,” she adds. Though this model-turned-actress has done several films in Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi, her southern stint shows no signs of letting up. “I have always kept my options open and I am concentrating more on full-fledged roles rather than just special dance numbers. I am trained in western dance forms and Kathak. But I want to do more Tamil films as well which will showcase both my acting and dancing skills. I am comfortable in the South. I have spent a lot of time working here. In fact, I’ve picked up Tamil,” she laughs.
Meenakshi says she’s not in a hurry to accept every offer that comes her way because she prefers picking good roles over films. “I don’t like to rush. I’m happy with the kind of different roles I’ve done. I’m being choosy and that’s all right,” she smiles.
What’s next? “A couple of production houses have approached me, but I haven’t really zeroed in on anything. I would love to do a full-fledged, intense and passionate love story. Let this be a shout-out to all directors,” she concludes with a sigh.