Nayanthara was present during the last day of the shoot of Arya’s Boss Engira Baskaran where she agreed to meet the press with a condition, questions only about her films.
“This is the last day of the schedule. And after this song, the shooting for Boss Engira Baskaran is officially over,” smiles Nayanthara. “I’m feeling quite relaxed now. We had super fun shooting for Boss Engira Baskaran. The movie,is directed by Rajesh, this movie is quite hilarious like his previous hit, Siva Manasula Sakthi . There was not a single moment when we were stressed out,” she says.
Talking about the film, she says, “Boss Engira Baskaran is the story of a middle-class family that faces common issues. I play Chandrika, a middle class, sensible girl who expects everyone to be practical in life. Arya was so much fun to work with. He is always playful and never ever serious on the sets,” she discloses.
“Rajesh, is a sensible director. Though he’s new to the industry, he knows exactly what the audience wants. Even if he falters with the ‘want’ factor, he’s sure what the audiences wouldn’t want to see on screen. He hasn’t committed any mistakes that other newcomers would. He brings out the best in his actors. At a time when people were getting bored with the routine mass masala movies, he came out with SMS, which kept the audience entertained,” she says.
There have been reports that Nayanthara had decided to concentrate only on off-beat movies and had said no to glamour. Ask her if these reports are true and she nonchalantly says, “As an actress, I’ve to be versatile. If I think a character would suit me, I would definitely go ahead and grab the offer without any hesitation. I have done girl-next-door roles like that in Yaaradi Nee Mohini and Chandramukhi and glamorous roles like the one in Aegan. And I think I’m lucky to have been able to portray both with efficiency. I’m not bothered about having an ‘image’ in the film industry. I believe that whatever role I take up, I have to do it convincingly. I’m not the one to judge my success. The audience will do it for me.”
So, what after Boss Engira Baskaran? “I’m doing Electra in Malayalam. I’m also in talks with director Prasad for Mathilukalkkappuram. Resul Pookutty and Ravi K Chandran too are part of the technical team of this film, which will have sync sound,” she signs off.