Bangalore-based stunner and popular model Shikha (who changed her original name Bhavana Rao) is debuting as heroine in Tamil films through Vinmeengal which hit the screens all over the State yesterday. The talented Shikha is a trained bharatnatyam danseuse and even holds a Master’s degree in human resource management. She debuted as an actress through the Kannada film Galipatta some time back.
Shikha had already played a small role in Madhumita’s Kolakolaiya Mundirikka but has now played the lead role in Vinmeengal. “I’m very happy to be debuting in a strong role in my first film as heroine. When director Vignesh Menon described the role in the movie, I understood the importance of my role and accepted to play a mother in the film. It’s a revolutionary role which opposes the trend of throwing children in the dust-bin.
“I’m still in the process of mastering my Tamil dialect,” says Shikha and adds, “I’m also hopeful that my upcoming bilingual Tamil-Kannada film Vanayudhdham would see me in a better dialect. I play a tribal woman’s role which would be very different from the usual run-of-the-mill stuff. The movie would do well, I hope, and give me a good name.
“I play a photographer in Padam Parthu Kadhai Sol. On the first day of the shoot, I didn’t even know how to hold the camera but was helped by the cinematographer. Hero Tarun Chatriya was also of great help. I love wearing sarees and most of the sequences in Vinmeengal would feature me clad in lovely-looking sarees. Good thoughts and good deeds make women beautiful,” concludes Shikha on a philosophical note.