Sri Priyanka: ‘Never ignore small films’

A still from Miga Miga Avasaram 

Sri Priyanka of Kangaroo fame eagerly awaits the release of Miga Miga Avasaram. She plays a woman cop cop who is deployed on security duty, her predicaments in the job and how she solves them intelligently form the crux. Directed by Suresh Kamatchi, the movie will hit the screens 11 October.

Speaking about the film, Sri Priyanka, says, “All credits should go to my director. It is a movie that aims to convey a strong message. Happy to be part of a woman-centric movie, so early in my career. Generally actresses get a solid story only after a long stint in Tamil cinema.”

Excerpts from her interview

Q: What is your role in Miga Miga Avasaram?
A: I play a local cop in the movie. It not only discuss their problems but also speaks in general about the predicaments of women. I am happy and thrilled to do this role.

Q: How did you prepare yourself for the role?
A: I never do home work for my roles. For Miga Miga Avasaram, I just did what Suresh Kamatchi asked me to do. I read the whole script and physically and mentally started to live as Samandhi, a young woman constable. Everything came quite naturally. I thoroughly enjoyed working in the movie.

Q: What do you want to convey through the movie?
A: People should see the movie for various reasons. We are running behind things without watching the sufferings of our fellow-beings. We should listen to their troubles and try help them. Need for humanity is stressed through the movie.

Q: What kind of roles that you want to do in future?
A: Never ignore small movies. They have strong message for society. Though several offers came my way, I want to see people’s reaction for Miga Miga Avasaram. I am in no hurry to do films. Quality should be the key.

Q: Do you think Tamil girls get a raw deal in Kollywood?
A: Give more chances to Tamil girls. I am clueless as to why K’town filmmakers do not encourage them. I strongly believe that one should know the language in which he/she acts to get better emotions.

M BHARAT KUMAR