Amala Paul, who played a meaty role in Amma Kanakku, which released in cinemas today (June 24), has said that she had to undergo a transformation to fit into the character.
"I had to undergo a transformation of sorts, to become Shanti (her character name in the movie). It was very challenging as well as emotionally draining. I had to show different expressions in each and every scene," Amala told Times of India.
Talking about Yuvalakshmi and Revathy's performances, the Thalaivaa actress has said, "Yuva acted equally well, and so, I was able to do my part well. It was also great working with Revathy ma'am, plus, director Ashwini was very clear about what she wanted out of the artistes, and she outlined the same very clearly."
Since the movie was a remake, Amala had to essay the role, originally portrayed by Swara Bhaskar.
"Swara Bhaskar has done a brilliant job. However, I cannot judge my own performance. All I can say is that I have made every possible effort to do justice to the character of Shanti. Also, though it is a remake, some things have been tweaked in the Tamil version to suit Southern sensibilities," she told the leading daily.
The 29-year-old actress feels the movie is a big responsibility on her shoulders.
"This film is a big responsibility on my shoulders as technically, I am the 'hero' of the film. It is also a responsibility in the sense that every actor has to do a film for the society at one point of time in their career.
This film, for me, is my bit for the society as I am conveying a very valuable message to the audience. When I watched this film, I thought of my mother several times, felt like hugging her. All daughters will feel the same, any girl can relate to this script," she has said.