April 18, 2010 (Calcutta Tube): Versatile South Indian actress Vimla Raman be playing Amrapali, which is set during the advent of Buddhisim. The actress trained in Bharatnatyam says that her dancing skill will help portray the character, too. The film was announced in a huge gathering recently. The film Amrapali will be going on the floors soon.
” I being a trained Bharthnatyam dancer always wanted to make it onto the silver screen. I have done few Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam films. I am also doing a Hollywood film. But now debuting in the Bollywood is like a dream come true for me. Being Amrapali is not only challenging but a role of its kind which means I need to be careful about my costumes my look and above all my acting caliber. ” Vimla confesses sincerely.
But is she not loosing on big banners by taking an entry with a debut director Atul Garg [also assisted Ashutosh Gowarikar] we quiz-“ I am more than happy to be playing the character of Amrapali. Also being a trained dancer will help me perform this character to the best of my ability. I have no regrets what so ever. For me the character is more important. Getting big banners can follow later.”
The actress is working in different regional Indian films including Kollywood and Malayalam movies, Hollywood films and now Bollywood films too. She is playing the heroine in Dame 999 being produced by a group of NRI’s.
Mithun Dada is known to have introduced many South Indian starlets. So has she got this role on his recommendations? Blushes and confirms,” No! Not at all. I am not acquainted to Mithun Chakraborthy at all. And since we have yet not shot a single scene I’m waiting to meet Dada. I believe he is very helpful to all the new comers.”
Elaborating on the film she says,” The film though is an epic tale, Nonetheless director Atul Garg has maintained the contemporary look of the film as showcased in the script. Probably the contemporary amalgamation to the epic tale will distinguish this Amrapali from the real one.”
Hope Vimla proves to be one more rising star on the Bollywood horizon.
— Lipika Varam / Sampurn Wire