A wait that was worth it

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | PRIYA SREEKUMAR
Published Apr 4, 2018, 12:25 am IST
Updated Apr 4, 2018, 12:25 am IST
Sharu P. Varghese will be seen next in Orayiram Kinakkalal.
Sharu P. Varghese
 Sharu P. Varghese

Had the bright arc-lights of tinsel town not beckoned Sharu P. Varghese, she would have been busy pondering over architectural designs in some swanky office in Dubai. As luck would have it, her good looks got noticed and what followed were VJing stints, modeling and eventually acting offers. These days, Sharu has her hands full with coordinating events and also working as a fashion stylist and choreographer. In effect, she does everything except what she is professionally trained for, but the girl has no complaints. 

Sharu made her debut in the film Mudhugauv and will next be seen in the Pramod Mohan directed film Orayiram Kinakkalal in a central role. What is to be noted is that Sharu had to wait for two years before this project turned into a reality— something not most actors would do, considering the fickle nature of the industry. She explains, “Actually I was in Kerala two years back for the casting of another project, which is when I met Pramod. He told me about this project — the script was already ready. Then I gave an audition, after which I got selected. All this happened in a month’s time. All I knew was Biju Menon would be the lead character.”  

 

What Sharu did not know was the long wait ahead of her, “I thought the film would begin in four months time but it took a long two years before it became a reality. I got offers for other projects but I did not accept them because I had committed to this film.” Yes, many would call her decision a gamble, but Sharu had her reasons, “I have never once had second thoughts or reservations about sticking to my decision of waiting two years. For one  — I had already listened to the script and  in love with my character. Secondly, it is not every day that an actor gets to play a strong woman character; so I very badly wanted to do this role. And after the shooting, I feel happy that my wait was not in vain.” 

Sharu plays the character of Sherin — a café manager who has a dream of travelling around the world.  Actually like the title hints, the film is about the dreams of four people who join hands for the fulfillment of their dreams against odds.  Sharu’s own dreams never centered on the glittering marquee. She was crowned Miss South India runner up and that was when she started receiving  film offers. “I was not sure about acting but I was always sure about modeling. I also was into hosting and anchoring and finally it was one of my programme producers who gave my reference to the makers of Mudhugauv and I was in.” That gave her the confidence to foray into acting. She has taken a break from her hosting duties currently to pursue film offers and is waiting for the day her face will launch a thousand dreams.  

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