Darshana Rajendran, who is an active theatre artist from Chennai, will make her on-screen debut with the movie John Paul Vaathil Thurakkunnu, directed by Chandrahasan. The movie, which is based on Punathil Kunjabdulla's short story of same name, will star Deepak Parambol in the title role, John Paul.
Darshana was referred to the film by the director of the play she acted in. She plays Anna, the sister of the protagonist John Paul, played by Deepak Parambol. About her character, she says: Anna is a fun loving-hard working girl, who is the pet of the whole village.
Darshana feels that theatre is a medium which demands the actors to be loud and expressive; while movies demands comparitively natural perfomance. She has already signed her next movie, which is a bilingual, directed by Madhumitha. The Tamil version is titled as Moonne Moonnu Varthai. She plays the second female lead in the film. Darshana prefers the theatre over films as her favourite acting platform. But still, she wants to continue acting in films in some meaningful roles. She also remarked that language is not a criteria to choose the movies.
John Paul Vaathil Thurakkunnu is an emotional-thriller which revolves around a village lad who attends an interview and gets drawn in to a different world. Rest of the star cast includes Shruthi Menon, Sudhip Joshi, Madhu and P Balachandran in pivotial roles.