They say life is what happens to us while we are making other plans, which is absolutely true in Ameya Mathew’s case. The young actor, who was seen in films like Aadu 2 and Oru Pazhaya Bomb Kadha, like many other girls of her age, wanted to pursue her higher studies in Canada. She was studying for the mandatory IELTS, but then things took a turn. Her mother threw a spanner in the works by not allowing her to go abroad. Ameya then did some modelling work and soon the call for Aadu 2 came. She looks back and says, “That was a fortuitous event that proved to be a turning point in my life. If I had gone abroad, I would not have experienced this side of life.”
The actor has finished the shoot of an upcoming off-beat film titled Thimiram, directed by Sivaram Mony, in which she plays the role of a girl fighting for her rights. “There was just one rehearsal and then it was a straight take. The shooting was canned in a moving bus and there were unrehearsed, on-the-spot dialogues to be delivered. It was a challenge, but one I knew I could do.” The post-production works of the film are going on.
Though Ameya acted in Aadu 2 and Oru Pazhaya Bomb Kadha, it was her role in the immensely popular mini web series Karikku that gave her acting career a fillip. The popular series had her acting as her own namesake Ameya in one episode of Bhaskaran Pillai Technologies. She reveals, “I was very happy about the opportunity but quiet nervous too, since I heard the selection process would be very tough.” However, she got selected. “I did these two films, modeled and walked the ramp, but the kind of reception I got for my role in that episode was unprecedented. Though I did not have too much of episode space, I was recognised and known as the Karikku girl.”
Before signing off, she says, “I was getting roles from Tamil, but nothing that I felt comfortable with or which appealed to me. Also, some roles that I said ‘yes’ to slipped out of my hands at the last minute.”...