performs a cameo role in this film, which boasts of a mammoth star caste
of top Indian film stars like Aishwarya Rai, Tabu, Mamooty, Ajith, Abbas
from Jane Austen's "Sense and Sensibility", this film by the well
known ad film maker and director Rajiv Menon, is set in the picturesque
locales of rural Tamil Nadu, with music by the renowned and highly acclaimed
A.R.Rahman. "Rajiv is a very good friend of mine and the invitation to
act in his latest film was a privilege," says Anita, who has also worked
with him and his unit in earlier ad campaigns and respects his abilities
this film was a whole new experience for me as an artiste. Being a stage
performer, I am used to the larger-than-life, broad gestures and Rajiv
had to constantly remind me to "tone down" and be natural! Film is a medium
of close-ups, where the person you are supposed to be talking to sometimes
isn't there. During such sessions, the sense of timing that I have built
up through dance, really helped" she asserted.
her role, Anita said, "Today, there aren't enough interesting roles for
women over 40 - its either the stereotypical weepy martyrs or the avenging
Durgas! The role I played had many shades and nuances and was quite unusual.
It was really an opportunity to hone my skills and further evolve as a
performer," she declared.
Rajeev Menon says, "I never expected Anita
to be so good. She has a pivotal role and she really held her own
alongside such noted actors like Mamooty, Srividya and Aishwarya. Her TV
experience, dance and theatre background stands her in good stead and
her so much of confidence and sheer regal presence ! I am really so
with her work."
The film won
a lot of recognition and played to packed houses all over India.