After the legendary ‘Aachi’ Manorama, one name which comes to everybody’s mind when it comes to enacting all kinds of roles with effortless ease on screen is that of Kovai Sarala. The actress, who started off as a comedienne in the early eighties, slowly graduated to a character actress and even paired up opposite ‘Ulaganayagan’ Kamal Haasan in Sathi Leelavathy more than a decade back.
Kovai Sarala’s last outing in Tamil was in last year’s super-duper hit film Kanchana wherein she brought back memories of her glorious past by playing Raghava’s mother in a comic role. Her presence in the film lightened the hearts of the viewers who sat through the horror film and enjoyed it immensely. Sarala has now started her acting avatar in small-screen too.
She plays the lead role in the comedy serial Sabash Meera which is being aired on Jaya TV. Actresses like Manorama and Sachu, who have made significant achievements in films, did prove successfull on small-screen too. Sarala too debuted on small-screen a few years back but not as an actress as she has been hosting a reality game show for a regional television channel.
Sabash Meera, which is aired on five days a week in the afternoon, has Sarala playing the daughter of veteran stage and film actor ‘Kathadi’ Ramamoorthy. The story, screenplay, dialogues and the title song of the tele-serial have been penned by Gopu-Babu. Sarala’s presence in the serial has been making the afternoons very lively, sources add.