With the success of Aranmanai, Lakshmi Rai is happy and confident about her career and she spoke with HosurOnline’s Richard. Here below is the extract:
HosurOnline: What about Aranmanai…?
Lakshmi: When director Sundar C approached me for this role, I was keen to do something different and asked him about the ghost role. But comedy is his forte and in this movie too comedy plays a major role so I went ahead and played the role of Maya. I am glad I trusted him completely – the role has been appreciated by everyone, especially my fans. It was a great movie to work on!
HosurOnline: You are friend of Lawrence… how did you go along with Sundar C?
Lakshmi: I am very happy! Sundar only gave us the outline of the story because he wanted to keep us in suspense. We would get to know the story little by little on the sets as we shot each day. By the end of the film, we were like one big family. We became close as we shot for the film in one long schedule.
HosurOnline: You are mostly used for glamour, why?
Lakshmi: Even Sridevi was said to have the oomph factor! It is important for glamour or oomph for a movie to be commercially successful. I don’t want to do boring roles where people say I have acted well and the movie doesn’t do well commercially. I want to do roles which my fans want to see me in and if they enjoy me in glam roles then that’s what I should do. I want to entertain them. I don’t want people to get bored watching me on-screen.
HosurOnline: About your upcoming projects?
Lakshmi: have two Tamil films lined up. One is with Raghava Lawrence titled Oru Ticket La Rendu Cinema – the first half is titled “Kizhavan”, the second “Karuppu Thurai”. It will be a highly entertaining film, something very different again for me. I have to prepare for this role over the next two months. We start shooting in November.