Child artiste Venba’s film career began with Chidambarathil Oru Appasamy, where she essayed the role of Thangar Bachan’s first daughter. Several films followed her debut and the actress got the recognition when Ram’s Kattradhu Thamizh released. She played the younger version of Anjali. “Unfortunately, after Kattradhu Thamizh, I had to concentrate on my studies and hence I stayed away from films,” begins Venba.
Post her schooling, she was looking for offers where she could act as a heroine. That is when debutant director Dwarak Raja’s Kadhal Kasakudhaiya fell on her kitty. “The film is adapted from the director’s short film Maalai Neram. I was called in for an audition and was asked to perform two important scenes. The script of the film involves a school girl falling in love with a an IT professional — it sounded different and interesting. What I loved about the film was that the story is driven from the girl’s point of view,” she adds.
The trailer of the film, which was released by Vijay Sethupathi, has created a good pre-release buzz — “These days, newcomers are getting noticed because of social media. The situation is not like before. It was nice of Vijay Sethupathi to release the trailer as it helped us position us in the market.”
Venba is also a part of another film titled Palli Paruvathiley, which has music director Sirpy’s son Nandhan Ram as the hero.
“My role in Palli Paruvathiley is in stark contrast to Kadhal Kasakudhaiya. While I play Diya, a student from a convent school in Kadhal..., I play a student hailing from a village in Palli. I believe that the latter will help me prove that I can pull off commercial roles as well,” she concludes....