After receiving critical acclaim for her performance in Tamil period-drama Paradesi, Southern actress Vedhika Kumar has signed another period romance Kaaviya Thalaivan in the same language as she is not afraid of being typecast.
"I take it as a compliment because I don't think anybody is bothered about such trivial things nowadays," Vedhika told IANS. "I'm not afraid of being typecast because I believe period films are not easy to play. If I've been chosen again for a period flick, then probably I have the ability to pull off such roles," she added.
She is paired with Siddharth Suryanarayan in Kaaviya Thalaivan, which is being directed by National award-winning Tamil director Vasanthabalan.
The movie is said to be based on the real life relationship
between singers KB Sundarambal and SG Kittappa. Oscar-winning
composer AR Rahman has been roped in to score music for the movie.
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Extremely Happy To Work With Acclaimed Team
"I don't have reasons to worry because I'm extremely happy that I will be working with a highly efficient team of Vasanth sir, Rahman sir and my producer Sashikanth. How many get such opportunity," said Vedhika, who is likely to start shooting from July.
"I have already worked with a National Award-winning director in Paradesi, and now I will be working with one more award-winning director," she added.
Vedhika Turns Choosy
The film also features Prithviraj Sukumaran, Nassar, Thambi Ramaiah and Anaika. Vedhika clarifies that she received several offers post Paradesi, but she has been very choosy.
Want To Do Meaningful Films
"I received plenty of offers but nothing really excited me as much as this film. I want to do meaningful films and, therefore, agreed to work in the film. I think going back in time will also be a great experience to cherish," she said.
Numbers Doesn't Matter
Vedhika entered films with Madrasi in 2006. She has also acted in Kannada and Telugu film industries. But numbers have never interested her, as she has not acted in too many films.