‘Sobikannu’ Vega Tamotia, after made her mark in Venkat Prabhu’s ‘Saroja’ as a hep, cool and even arrogant 12th Standard girl, she chose to play a kindergarten teacher in her next, Pandiraj’s Pasanga, which went on to fetch the National Award in three categories.
Now she is back to Kollywood in the multistarrer flick ‘Vaanam’, in which she played opposite Bharath. Vega has been always interested in acting and has been training school of acting.
Here she is discussing about ‘Vaanam’, her upcoming Project.
About your character in ‘Vaanam’
In ‘Vaanam’, I play Laasya, a character made memorable by Lekha Washington in the original. She is a member of a rock band and keeps shuttling between Chennai and Bangalore to perform in concerts. She is confident and has loads of attitude. She comes from an army background and is a metro girl in every sense.Strikingly different from my earlier films ‘Saroja’ and ‘Pasanga’
Why did you choose ‘Vaanam’?
It took me time to sign a project in Tamil because I was getting roles that were similar to Sobikannu (from Pasanga). I didn’t want to play a village girl in all my films. I want to do interesting roles.When I was ready to take up a film in the south, Vaanam came my way. Vaanam is the story of five characters — Anushka, Simbu, Prakash Raj, an old lady and Bharath and I — that take place simultaneously. We all meet only during the climax.
“Director Krish had seen my work in the Telugu film Housefull and approached me with the script of Vaanam. And as I’ve watched Vedham (the original), I didn’t even take time to think.”
About Co-Actor Bharath:
I met him on the sets of the film for the first time and he seemed like a jolly person to work with.
How do you choose your script?
It is very simple. In the script, my character and the team has to be exciting. There must be something interesting and new and it must be fun to work with a team. These are the three criteria I look for.
Will you do glamorous roles?
Yeah… why not? I will do glamorous roles. According to me glamour is not necessarily revealing. Glamour is all about attitude, body language and not about wearing skimpy clothes.
Working with Vaanam team…
Fantastic! It was dream come true. Great people to work with and a lot of fun people to work with! Many creative minds come together to work creatively and a lot of fun environment too.
I have completed Chittagong directed by Shonali Bose, which will be released in early next year. Also I recently shot for a music video, which has music by Vishal Bhardwaj. “I’m damn excited about that as it has been beautifully shot.”