Director Bala who has dished out heart-rending movies like Sethu, Nandha, Pithamagan and Paradesi is known for extracting National Award winning performances from his actors and actresses. For an actor/actress, it is not easy to impress a director like Bala but actress Varalaxmi has managed to do much more than that.
Varalaxmi of Poda Podi fame is currently working
on Bala's Tharai Thappattai which
also marks Isaignani Ilayaraja's 1000th film. On the sets of the
film, Varalaxmi has done so much so that Bala was said to be in
tears and has also gifted his heroine a watch with a golden chain
which is worth more than 1.5 lakhs.
While filming an important sequence in which Varalaxmi had to be
subjected to gruesome assaults by the baddies, the heroine had
dislocated her collar bone. In spite of excruciating pain, she has
carried on with the shoot and also never spoke about her discomfort
citing that it may interrupt the shooting.
When the same scene had to be shot the next day, Varalaxmi has
reportedly given her best despite being in great affliction. After
the shot when Bala was finally informed about her condition, the
maverick filmmaker couldn't hold back his emotions.
After gifting Varalaxmi his expensive watch, Bala has gone on to
say that Varalaxmi will definitely walk away with the National
Award for her outstanding performances in Tharai
Thappattai. The film which also has Sasikumar is about folk
dance and various other traditional art forms of Tamil
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