Tarushi’s stint with movies began when she was in Class IX. It was a double role in the movie Study Tour. Then, she took a break from the industry and shifted to modelling so that she could balance her passion and studies. However, when movies knocked at her door in the final year of Business Management studies, Tarushi didn’t hesitate. She gave it a shot, which she likes to refer to as a ‘serious debut’ in the industry.
She plays the lead role in Kadha Paranja Kadha directed by Dr Siju Jawahar. “I play the character Jennifer a.k.a Jenni, who is a strong woman. She is loved by all. This is basically a triangle love story. A tragedy happens in Jenni’s life, changing her life,” says the actor, who has been modelling for the past five years. “Jenni is sweet, fun-loving and helpful. That is what I like about her.”
The reason why Tharushi chose this script is the strength of her character. “The movie revolves around the girl. There is scope for performance. I really wanted to do this script,” says Tharushi. She is acting opposite singer-cum-actor Siddharth and Shaheen Siddique in Kadha Paranja Kadha.
The shooting of the movie is over and the movie is slated for release in June. “Most of the sequences were shot in Vagamon. Then, we had shooting at Kothamangalam and Kochi. Shooting with them had really been a nice experience,” recalls Tharushi. “The lead characters in the movie travel a lot. It was pretty fun riding on the roads in Vagamon,” adds the actor.
Besides acting, one thing that excites Tharushi is sports. “I love sports. I have been a volleyball player. I still play the game though not professionally as it used to be. I really miss my sports days,” she says.
A native of Delhi, Tharushi reached Kochi when her dad, a Naval officer, shifted to here. “I was born in Goa and kept moving around,” she chuckles. “I have been to many places. Kerala is really beautiful.” Since she lives in Kochi, articulating dialogues in Malayalam has not been difficult. “I can talk Malayalam,” she says. Quiz her about future plans, pat comes the reply. “I want to do a movie with Dulquer Salmaan. I love watching him on the screen. He is so nice,” she says with a smile.