graph is that of steady climb. No overnight stardom or swooning
fans; no fussy mothers or boyfriends. Her work has been acknowledged
and she is in the reckoning of most directors for a variety of
This bubbly engineering student who took up acting lessons as a
hobby landed in modeling before being spotted by the producers of
Jayam. About her debut in Jayam she says, ”I accepted the role
because I would be playing my age but in a totally different
setting. While I am a modern, urban girl, I found it challenging to
be playing a simple village belle”. She is happy that the film
became a superhit and launched her career. But, she did not have
many films released after Jayam.
She explains,” see, I was getting several offers but all of them did
not have a convincing script. I decided to wait, because to me
quality is more important than quantity”. Then came the film,
Anniyan. About the role of the conservative Brahmin girl, this is
what Sada has to say. “Vikram and I had a blast working on Anniyan.
Shankar and he helped me immensely in bringing out the nuances of
the character and this made the role tick with the masses“.
Around the same time, she also did an ultra-modern girl in Priyasaki.
The film had a mature theme but somehow the audience was not ready
for it. She did not lose heart after the flopped news that she would
be the heroine in Sivaji, the chance ultimately going to
She is unfazed by the bevy of beauties competing for the cake. She
strongly believes that there is space for everyone. “If you do a
good job, you would definitely be liked by the audience. I am a
strong believer of destiny and if my stars do not favor acting, I
can always go back to studies, “she says with an air of relaxed
Her latest release
Tirupathi did not create much ripples at the box
office but she is not concerned.
She is quite popular in Kannada where she has had a couple of
releases like Mona Lisa which became a hit. She is awaiting another
Kannada film to hit the screen this month. She is reading scripts in
Telugu, where she has become quite popular after Aparichithudu, the
Telugu version of Anniyan ran to packed houses.
Despite a busy work schedule, she leads a normal middle class life
thanks to her non-filmy family background.
She works out regularly which explains her lithe figure. She is a
great foodie and likes to hang out at her favorite joints with her
Sada for you – the changing face heroine in Tamil cinema.
Confident and winning on her own terms. Good luck, girl!
If stars don’t favour, ready to go back to studies.
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