Vedhika plays the heroine in director Bala’s upcoming film Eriyum Thanal opposite Atharva. The film is Bala’s latest directorial venture after his critically acclaimed Avan Ivan which featured Aarya and Vishal and released last year. Known to take his own time in finalizing his script and in completing the shooting schedules of his film, Bala is going about his latest film in a meticulous manner as he always does.
Vedhika hasn’t had a great last year as she didn’t have a single Tamil film of her releasing. Her last release in Tamil was more than two years back when she did Malai Malai opposite Arun Vijay. As such, Eriyum Thanal would not only give the viewers a glimpse of her acting credentials (thanks to Bala), it would also be her comeback movie in Tamil.
The film’s shoot is presently being held in and around the villages in Ramanathapuram which is presently reeling under sweltering heat. Vedhika, who has a very high degree of fair complexion, is being made by the director to stand under the hot sun almost for the full day whenever the crew shoots outdoors. Though the film is shot mainly alongside the coastal belt, the heat is too much for Vedhika to bear.
Whether she wants it or not, Vedhika’s skin is getting tanned under the sun. What effect would it have on her would only be known in the days to come. Bala, who chooses his actors and actresses according to his script and not vice-versa, had put the thin-looking but pretty Pooja to all sorts of turmoil by making her appear sans her make up and in a less completion by applying black powder all over her body for her role in Naan Kadavul.
Known as a tough task-master, Bala didn’t spare Atharva who committed the crime of ‘attending to his phone call’ while the shoot was on. Ever since that incident occurred, not only Atharva’s but the cellphones of most of the crew members have also gone missing from the sets!