Director Raj Krishna is presently directing Oru Nadigaiyin Vakkumoolam (ONV) with comeback queen Sonia Aggarwal playing the lead role. Sonia divorced director Selvaraghavan last year and to the surprise of many, announced her decision to get back to films. Incidentally, she was introduced in Kollywood by Selvaraghavan in the super-hit film 7-G Rainbow Colony and went on to star in several movies before falling in love with Selvaa and marrying him.
The script of ONV, as the title amply suggests, is based on the real-life story of an actress. After testing waters with a small role in Vaanam early this year, Sonia now plays the lead role of an actress in ONV who later becomes the victim. Sonia is apparently trying her best to break the myth that married (and divorced) actress are not fit to play lead roles in films and appears to have taken on this film and a few other films.
Raj Krishna, director of ONV, brushes aside the rumour that the script is littered with many real-life incidents which occurred in Sonia’s life. “In my career, I have watched the lives of many actresses from close quarters. I know in detail the many difficulties and sacrifices they had to undergo to reach the top. I’ve penned down all those experiences as the script of ONV.
“Obviously, some incidents in the film might reflect those which have occurred in almost all the actresses’ lives. It is, therefore, to brand it as the story of Sonia. When I narrated the script to her, she confessed that some incidents in the script have occurred in her life as well. As Sonia plays the lead role, I think the media had blown it out of proportion to make it appear as if it’s her own story.
“Also, I’d like to clarify that we haven’t created or are in the process of creating a character who looks like Selvaa in the film. All actresses are my sisters and as such, there won’t be any sequence in the film denigrating them or my fellow directors,” concludes Krishna.