Anushka would be essaying her first-ever dual role character in director Selvaraghavan’s upcoming film titled Irandaam Ulagam which pits her opposite the talented Aarya, who has been on a roll in Kollywood in recent times. This is the first time that the two A’s Aarya and Anushka are coming together as on-screen pair for a film in any language and as such, their respective fans are an excited lot.
Though Anuskha has portrayed dual-role characters in Telugu films, she hasn’t done so in Tamil films. In fact, she played dual roles in her very first film in Telugu. Her Tamil market has been going steady with successive hit films like Vaanam and Deivathirumagal in the past year. Pinning faith in her acting abilities, Selvaa has entrusted her with the responsibility of portraying two divergent characters.
One of her two roles requires Anushka playing an urban housewife opposite Aarya while the other role makes her an illiterate Tribal woman. For the role of the tribal woman, Anushka is said to be taking lessons in martial arts as she has to enact some ‘riveting’ action sequences for her role. The film’s script is very interesting and has reportedly given Anushka a ‘new high’ to explore her in different roles.
The third schedule of the film’s shooting has been going on in Hyderabad at present. She also has Thandavam opposite Vikram for which she would soon be flying to Sweden to feature in a romantic duet. Sources close to Selvaa say that she has been offered a whopping Rs.90 lakhs for her dual roles in Irandaam Ulagam!