For young Tamil actress Anaswara Kumar, it was almost a dream entry to films.Having completed her schooling, she had been to see an earlier publicised Chennai Super Kings fan video shoot where one of the crew members proposed to her a second lead role in an upcoming sports based film. She did not at first believe this but after speaking to her parents she could convince them to allow her to just try once, and then get back to studies if it did not work out well. After initial hesitation they agreed.
Luck was with her and she was chosen out of 40 girls, to play that supporting role in the sports thriller “
” released in 2014. It, however, did not happen to be her first release, since in the meanwhile she also had an offer for a lead role in a romantic comedy, entitled “
” which got released earlier in 2013, and was full of newcomers on the cast. Unfortunately her first released film did not do well in the box office. Her real break came in the film “
” released in the same year. It was one of those black comedies dealing with ghosts, and she did her role including developing her eerie looks exactly as her director had conceived. With the commercial success of this film, she started receiving numerous offers, including one for a remake of the film in Kannada in the same year, titled “
”.Anaswara’s luck was holding and the Kannada version also was a commercial success.
Although she had entered into stardom barely two years back in 2013, and is yet to boast of a long list of films, still, her career story provides for interesting reading, and worth recounting. It was that role in “Yaamirukka Bayamey” that changed her life, and was grateful to both the director and producer of the film, both of whom were very supportive of her efforts. She confessed that she really had to work hard to get that ideal ghostly look – looking scary at the same time not losing any of her innocence.
For Anaswara, the young Malayali girl born and brought up in Chennai, her establishing herself in the Tamil film industry was a real transformation and one which would encourage her further in her seemingly promising career.