Janani Iyer dying to play a modern girl in films


Janani Iyer wants to play glamour roles

After rocking on-screen as a woman cop in director Bala’s latest film Avan Ivan opposite a squint-eyed Vishal, Janani Iyer is looking forward to more challenging roles. The wide-eyed actress impressed many with her performance as he breezed through her role with the ease of a veteran and could hold her own against the likes of Vishal and Aarya.

A successful model prior to entering Bollywood, Janani has been getting a large number of offers to star in Tamil films. Speaking about her career in Kollywood, Jananu says, “I have been getting quite a few offers. I don’t want to get typecast in a particular kind of roles and would like to try my hand at all kinds of roles.

“In fact, more than the character of a village belle, I would love to portray the role of a modern, city-bred girl. To cite an example, I’d love to do the kind of role essayed by Shalini Ajith in ace director Maniratnam’s Alaipayudhae many years back. Veteran Sridevi’s role in Moondrampirai remains one of my all-time favourites and I would really love to sink my teeth into such a meaty role,”concludes Janani.

Is any director listening?