Even though she had very few dialogues in Prithviraj-starrer Ayalum Njanum Thammil, in which she was paired opposite Narain, film followers can easily recognise Swasika. Unfortunately, after that super duper hit, she had acted in just one film - Unni Mukundan’s Orissa. After a long gap, the actress, who later shifted to mini screen, has come back to feature films with two projects- Swarna Kaduva and Kattappanayile Hrithik Roshan.
Swasika says there is no reason behind this gap. “After Ayalum Njanum Thammil, I have acted in Padmakumar sir’s Orissa. I thought that I would get good offers after these films as I got good comments for my roles. But all the offers that came to me were of newcomers and majority of those were not interesting projects. It was then I decided to act in TV serials,” she says.
Swarna Kaduva was in discussion for the past few years. “It was screenwriter Babu Janardhanan sir who first told me about this film for which he wrote the screenplay. I knew him from the shoot days of Orissa and it was after its production he hinted about this film,” says the actress, who essayed the role of Biju Menon’s sister in the film. When she first heard the subject, Swasika did not feel that she is going to enact a power-packed character.
“He had told me that I would be cast as Biju ettan’s sister. It was later I understood that it was a performance-oriented role, which has enough scenes to lock horns with the hero himself,” she says. After Swarna Kaduva, which was released last week, the actress is gearing up to come up with next film - Nadir Shah-directed Kattappanayile Hrithik Roshan. She feels that luck has favoured her a lot. “At first, I was cast in a guest role in a dance sequence. It was when I went to the sets that he decided to cast me in another role, which is very crucial in the storyline.” About the selection of her role, Swasika, who is still active in mini screen, says, “I am not behind heroine roles. All I want is to essay good roles in the films of established directors and actors.”