The lovely Andrea Jeremiah is one of the most talented young stars in Tamil cinema today. And, at present, she is gearing up for the release of Vada Chennai. During a recent chat with TOI, the actor said that Vetri Maaran is a terrific director and has a unique way of casting actors. She added that for him, the person’s looks is not that important.
“Many filmmakers cast based on anything — looks or even dates, but Vetri Maaran’s sense of casting is very interesting. The reason he cast me has less to do with the way I look. He looks for characteristics in people that he wants in his characters. Given that he has written the role, and knows the psyche of the character, if he finds that characteristic in an actor as a person, he’d cast the actor in that role. The look and everything else come second. I look at it as a very mature way of casting. Not many directors do that,” she added.
Andrea added that she was a bit apprehensive about the role but ultimately realised that things were on the right track.
“I was very, very scared — how am I going to play a woman living in north Chennai? I was very worried that people will say that I’ve been miscast. I had to let go of all my inhibitions and just be,” said Andrea.
Well, we wish her god luck and hope that Vada Chennai turns out to be a success. A crime-drama, it also has Dhanush and actor Aishwarya Rajesh in the lead. On a related note, this is a busy time for Andrea. Besides Vada Chennai, she also has Vishwaroopam 2 in her kitty. In it, she will be seen alongside Kamal Haasan and Pooja Kumar.
So, are you looking forward to Vada Chennai? Comments, please!