Joining the exhaustive brigade of debutante actresses in Kollywood is Shwetha Shekar, who is debuting with Aruvi, directed by Arun Prabhu Purushothaman.
Shwetha, who was brought up in Dubai is also an accomplished singer, theatre performer and dancer.
“My parents have always been very ambitious when it came to me. So, they made sure I took part in all forms of art, apart from just my academics. After doing almost a hundred different ads and a few short films, I decided to step into films, and I am glad it’s through Aruvi,” Shwetha begins.
Talking about the film, she says, “I play a Malayali Christian girl called Jessie. She is a tenacious and an intelligent person. The film is divided into four segments — each segment talks about how a person influences the protagonist — Aruvi.”
Think about Malayali Christians and the name Jessie, one immediately thinks of Trisha’s iconic role from Vinnaithandi Varuvaaya. But Shwetha assures us that her character is neither similar, nor a take on that role. “It’s probably the opposite of that character. Trisha was simple and subdued in that film, whereas my character is flamboyant, to say the least,” she explains.
Shwetha is excited about her prospects in cinema, saying that this is the right time for her to enter filmdom. “It’s a golden period for experimentation in cinema here, and I come across scripts that have substance in them.”
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