Anupama shines in Pokkisham

Cheran and Padmapriya hogged all the limelight in Pokkisham. But the third member in the plot silently made a strong impression. Not often do you find a lady aged 30 enact the role of a senior citizen in her debut role. But that is exactly what Anupama Kumar has done.

Having done over 200 advertisment films, Anupama was in Chennai for a commercial when she got to know of this role and promptly grabbed it. Convincing Cheran was anything but easy for Anu, as she is fondly called. “Cheran initially refused to accept me in that mature role, but he yielded after my audition,” says a thrilled Anu.

What endeared Anu to the audience was her telephonic conversation with Padmapriya. “There were unending calls from my friends praising on my body language. But the biggest compliment was was when Padmapriya called up to say that my effort was well-projected on screen,” gushed Anu.

Now, Anu is confident of meaningful roles coming her way in Kollywood. But there is the buzz that once-a-mother is always-a-mother in Kollywood.

Good projects are coming to Anu from Bollywood with Ishquiya (directed by Vishal Bharadwaj) due for release. She is among three newcomers but the film also has veterans Naseeruddin Shah, Arshad Warsi and Vidya Balan.