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I never shied away from experimenting: Sneha

Sneha has been the talking point of movie buffs since the release of Pattas on Pongal. The actress’ role of Kanyakumari, who performs Adimurai, an ancient martial arts practised in Tamil Nadu has won critical acclaim.

I never shied away from experimenting: Sneha


The actress credits the director of the film Durai Senthilkumar and says, “I’m glad that he offered me a substantial role in the film and not a run-of-the-mill character. I learnt the martial art prior to the shoot with masters, who have been spreading the word about the ancient martial art form. This isn’t something that could be pulled off using shortcuts like VFX. Moreover, in a few portions, I would be teaching Adimurai to Dhanush. It has to look natural and also I will have to do it better than him. I’m glad that it has worked out well.” Pattaas is Sneha’s first film in almost years after Sivakarthikeyan’s Velaikkaran (2017). “I have listened to quite a lot of scripts after Velaikkaran and had to turn them down because they weren’t convincing enough. I have a family to look after and for me to give the nod to a film, the content as well as my character have to be strong. That is the reason for me to accept Pattas,” she opens up.

The Pongal release is also Sneha’s second film with Dhanush after Pudhupettai in 2006. She heaps praises on Dhanush and says, “His transformation as an actor and a person is amazing. He has changed a lot since Pudhupettai and his clarity on what he does in a scene is amazing. He has always been a great co-star to work with.” She travels down memory lane to 2003 and says that it was Sathyajyothi films, the production banner of Pattas that produced Parthiban Kanavu, a milestone film in Sneha’s career. “I met with an accident right before that film and was bed-ridden for a few weeks. Karu Pazhaniappan narrated the script to me and even before I could say ‘yes’ he finalised me as the heroine. I didn’t want to be a hindrance to the project but SathyaJjothi ensured that I was taken care of well on the sets. Despite several blockbusters to their name, they still respect their artistes,” she reveals.

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