Cinema was her passion since schooldays. That passion took her to try her hands in television anchoring and to appear in ad films as a junior artiste. Arthana Binu, who entered mini screen around three years back, is now creating many followers after the release of her debut in Malayalam — Mudhugauv, in which she essays the female lead.
Arthana is not ready to repeat the clichéd dialogue — ‘It was an unexpected entry’. “I dreamt of becoming an actress, but to be frank, I had no idea on how to be a part of this industry, just because I hardly had any contacts here. I had worked a lot to enter the big screen. I attended several auditions. Once I completed my plus two studies, I got into anchoring.
It was then that I started accepting roles as junior artiste in some films for some popular brands. Later, I got opportunities to essay the lead parts in such ad films, which were directed by noted film directors,” says the actress whose first film was in Telugu — Seethamma Andalu Ramayya Sitralu.
After seeing her photo on Facebook, Arthana got the call from Telugu. “A casting team approached me after they saw my picture on one of my friend’s profile. They contacted him and enquired whether I was interested in acting. That was how I became part of that project,” says the actress who portrayed Ganga in Vipin Das-directed Mudhugauv which has Gokul, son of Suresh Gopi, in the lead role.
“One day Sandra (producer) chechi, who had seen my shows and ad films, called me and told me about this project. When I heard the subject, I found it interesting. I am really glad that the film is getting good response,” says Arthana, who has recently completed graduation in Mass Communication and Video Production from Mar Ivanios College in Thiruvananathapuram.
As for her next project, she says: “Fortunately, now I am getting many offers from Telugu, Tamil and here in Malayalam. But did not commit any of those. Even during my struggling period, I had not acted in the films which had scripts that I didn’t like. Still I am following that policy. I am not interested in increasing the number of films. I like to become part of some good projects.”
Though the actress is busy, Arthana is not ready to give up her studies. “I am looking forward to grab admission for post graduation course — most probably in Visual Communication. When it comes to profession, I like teaching. Anyway, in future, I will try my hands in civil service exams too,” she signs off.