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Parvathi’s flash of hope



“I feel this role could be the break I need in Malayalam films.”

In the role of a girl who betrays the trust of her best friend, Parvathi made an impression in ‘Notebook.’ In her next film ‘Vinodayathra,’ she didn’t have much to do as the younger sister of Mukesh. But, in ‘Flash,’ which will reach theatres this Christmas, Paravthi has plenty to do; and indications are that she has done a good job.

Parvathi is excited about being the heroine in a Mohanlal film. “It is the dream of every actress, and it was a great experience sharing screen space with such a brilliant and respected actor,” she says. “Though this is a Mohanlal film, my role is very important. In fact, the film revolves around me.”

She plays Dhwani, a girl living in a large joint family who has to go through some harrowing experiences. “There is tremendous scope for emoting in this role,” she says. “I feel this role could well be the break I need in Malayalam films.”

Parvathi, who was born and raised in Kozhikode before moving to Thiruvananthapuram, is a bit annoyed when people say ‘Flash’ is her first film as heroine in Malayalam. “I don’t know why everyone says so.

“Okay, this may be my first role as the sole heroine in a Malayalam film, but I was one of the heroines in ‘Notebook,’ wasn’t I? And it was such a nice role too.

‘Notebook’ was a great film and acting in it was a great experience. I really bonded with my two female co-stars in the film, Roma and Maria. We still keep in touch,” she says.

She says she was aware that her role wasn’t as important in ‘Vinodayathra.’

“But it was a prestigious film, directed by Sathyan Anthicaud and I tried to give my best to the role.” Parvathi looks her best in ‘Flash.’ “Maybe because I have straightened my hair,” she laughs.

Parvathi has already done a Kannada film, ‘Milana,’ as the heroine opposite Puneeth Rajkumar, son of the legendary Kannada actor Rajkumar. “I have also signed to do a Tamil film, as the heroine of course, with Sreekanth.”

P. K. Ajith Kumar

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