Renuka Menon is one of the most promising faces in Kollywood right now. After making her debut in Malayalam, she shifted her attention to Tamil. She has already completed two films in Tamil- February 14 and Das. Unfortunately, both the films did'nt do well.
Two average grossers isn't the kind of label that a newcomer actress would want to have. But, Renuka has a new film- this one has her sharing the screen with one of the hottest young heroes in Tamil right now- Arya. Kalaaba Kaadhala is the name of the film.
Does anybody else in you family belong to the film industry?
No. My father is an advocate and my mother is a housewife.
How did you get into the film industry then?
I was very interested in films since the age of 5. My mom used to send my pictures to various magazines for publication. One such picture had appeared on the cover of 'Mahilarathnam'. A film producer saw it. My father already knew him. He got in touch with my father and wanted to know if I was interested in considering film offers.
What attracted you to films?
I love trying on new dresses and I love to act.
Why did you decide to shift to Tamil?
Cinema is a beautiful art. I believe that language shouldn't divide it. If the role is good, the language doesn't really matter.
Do you notice anything different about Tamil and Malayalam films?
Both are very different, even in their basic approaches.
Do you believe that glamour alone is sufficient to survive in the industry?
In the initial stages, glamour does help in establishing yourself. But if you want to gain a strong foothold, you will have to soon switch to roles that have immense performance possibilities.
What's your ambition?
An actress can't have a long life in the field. I want to enjoy mine for as long as it lasts. I'll then switch my attention to some other field, maybe fashion designing.
Would you be interested in modeling too?
Of course I'm interested in modelling. The brand has to be good. The company producing the product has to be good too. I don't mind modelling even when I'm acting in films.