Actress Meenakshi Dixit, who is impressed by the spate of recent Tamil films, feels the industry is always ready to push the envelope in terms of content, which places it globally next to Hollywood.
"In the last few years, Tamil film industry has been constantly experimenting. Their willingness to experiment has paid off well. Globally, the industry, in my opinion, deserves to be placed next to Hollywood," Meenakshi told IANS.
Last seen in Tamil period comedy Thenaliraman, Meenakshi's next release will be horror-drama Bayam Oru Payanam.
Talking about the film, Meenakshi said: "This is my first tryst with the horror genre. Although I don't play the ghost, I essay a very real and emotional character in the film," she said, adding that she plays a housewife and a mother and that the story is about the "journey of emotions".
Not a fan of the horror genre, Meenakshi says she had to cope with the character's hangover.
"I'm a thinker. Everything that I read, see and experience goes directly to my head. And even without my knowledge, I start thinking about it. It wasn't easy to detach from the character," she said.
In the film, which is directed by Manisharma, Vishakha Singh plays the ghost.
"It's not your regular horror comedy. This is a very serious, character-driven film with twists and turns," she added.
Meenakshi also has Tamil film Takkar and a Kannada film Local Train under her belt.