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Veteran actor and stage performer YG Mahendra's daughter Madhuvanti Arun makes her cinema debut with Vijay Sethupathi's upcoming film Dharma Durai, which is being directed by Seenu Ramasamy.
Seenu's second directorial venture Thenmerku Paruvakaatru bagged three National Film Awards, including the award for Best Feature Film in Tamil.
Since he has joined hands with the Soodhu Kavvum actor for the second time, movie buffs and fans are eagerly waiting for the arrival of Dharma Durai.
Though Madhuvanti is making her cinema debut with the Vijay Sethupathi-starrer, acting is something she is well-versed with. No, not because she is Mahendra's daughter, but because she is a well-known theatre personality herself.
Speaking to Times of India on how she was roped in, Madhuvanti has said: "Seenu sir had seen my performance in my Tamil play 'Perumale', and liked my performance. He then came to me, and offered me the role, saying that he could not visualise anyone else who could pull off the role, better. So I agreed. This is my first film, and my first cop role, so it is mighty exciting."
Madhuvanti has said her character is the turning point in the movie, "My portion is in the flashback portions of the film and although it is a short sequence, my character is a turning point in the life of the hero."
When asked about her experience working in her first feature film, she has said, "Everyone has huge respect for my dad, so maybe as an extension of that, the whole unit took really good care of me. Working with Seenu sir was a brilliant experience. He believes in shooting full sequences, rather than just shots, so it was convenient for me."
Madhuvanti will also be seen in Arya's upcoming yet untitled flick, being directed by Ragavan of Manjapai fame. The film also has YG Mahendra in a crucial role.
"This film is doubly special to me, because this is the first time that I am acting with my father in films. So, there is a first in my second film, too," she has said.