She’s barely two years old in showbiz, but actress Gayathri Suresh has eight releases in Malayalam cinema. And that’s not preventing the young actress from signing films in other industries. After making her Tamil debut, Gayathri is now foraying into Telugu cinema in a film directed by Anish Krishna of Ala Ela fame and opposite Raj Tarun. “I’m really excited and looking forward to the shooting,” she beams, adding, “The production house saw my photos and asked me to come for an audition and a photo shoot. Soon, I was on board.”
The actress says that she follows Telugu cinema regularly. “I watch Telugu films and I know a few actors like Allu Arjun, who has good following in Kerala. In fact, I was floored to see Sai Pallavi’s dialogues in Fidaa,” she shares. For Gayathri, working in Tamil and Telugu industries mean getting more visibility.
“Working in other industries gives me a great opportunity to reach out to more people. It gives a different dimension to my career. Also, I am taking Telugu classes and learning a new language helps me express better and discover a new culture.” Ask the former Miss Kerala about the trend of Mallu girls flocking to T-town, she replies, “I don’t know how it’s happening, but Kerala actresses are beautiful and natural in their performances. Also, I think more people in Telugu and Tamil are following Malayalam cinema.”