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Vikram Re-Defines Hard Work - Tamannaah

Actor TAMANNAAH seems to be enjoying her succesful stint, shooting for her next Tamil film, titled Sketch. The film has turned to be a double whammy for her. Not only is she is cast opposite one of Kollywood’s most versatile heroes, Chiyaan Vikram, but she’s also got a meaty role that will showcase a different side of her. In a conversation, the actor tells us why its so fulfilling to work with a hero she’s always admired.

De-glam look for Sketch

The first schedule of Sketch has just been completed recently. The lyric video of one song, titled Kanave Kanvae, has just been released, taking social media by storm, on Chiyaan Vikram’s birthday on 17 th April. We ask Tamannaah about the buzz around her fresh pairing with Vikram and she reveals, “Vikram and I have met before and for were supposed to work together for several projects in the past. But nothing materialized, until now. When director Vijay Chander brought this script of Sketch to me, I was very happy to know that Vikram was a part of it. His films are commercial but also have a sense of realism and believability in them. In addition, my role is that of a very realistic character, someone who people would relate to. I am seen in a sari, with a plait and not much make up. So far, I’ve been enjoying every bit of the portions we’ve shot.

Vikram Re-Defines Hard Work - Tamannaah

Exploring a different side of herself, is giving Tamannaah a new high. She elaborates, “After acting in Dharmadurai (Tamil), I’ve wanted to play roles which are meaningful and real. I’ve just finished shoot for producer Vashu Bhagnani’s Hindi thriller starring Prabhu Deva, where I play a deaf and mute girl. I now want to choose roles which offer new perspectives and take me into unpredictable spaces. I want to unlearn my past errors and want to change many of the things I have done. But of course, changes can't be made in retrospect! So I want to make film choices that enhance my learning curve from now on.

And that is perhaps why, working with Chiyaan Vikram is turning out to be so fulfilling for her at this stage of her career. “I always thought I work very hard. But Vikram just re-defines the term hard work! I’ve been a huge admirer of his efforts for his metamorphosis into those characters in director Shankar’s film I. Now when I am working with him, I can’t help but admire him upclose at work. The way he juggles so many things at the same time is amazing. He not only shoots long hours, but also finds time to work out. He is completely alert, on the job at all times on sets. At the same time, he’s relaxed, chilled out and a lot of fun too. We both are movie buffs. So between shots, we have deep, meaningful conversations on cinema. Apart from discussing the films we’ve watched, its great to discuss my own films with him. Even being able to share viewpoints on how we both approach a scene, are both a learning process and a fulfilling experience for me as an actor.