The epic film of Mollywood, Drishyam, infact really took an actress’s career to another level. Yes, Its Asha Sarath. Her character Geetha Prabhakar has become ultra popular among film viewers and got her tremendous amount of applause. After working with the Complete Actor of Indian Cinema, Universal Stat Mohanlal in Drishyam, She got the chance to work with a Acting legend Mega star Mammootty in ‘Varsham’ which is now getting positive response from the audience. Onlookers Media got a chance to have an exclusive talk with her about all this and about her role in the coming film Angels directed by Jean Marcos.
Q : Drishaym, a great film with Lalettan and now ‘Varsham’ another brilliant one with Mammukka..How do you feel now..?
Asha Sarath : I am excited and feels that I was dreaming. Both films have great plots and both gave me tremendous response from the audience.
Q : Coming to big screen from a super successful mini screen career..How you feels about the success in both fields..?
ANS-: It was only because of the blessing from God and my mentors and Teachers that now I had a successful career. Luck was also with me .I was basically a classical dancer and my dance performances got noticed and that paved the way for me to reach the mini screen first. I got many awards including state award for my performance in the serial ‘Nizhalum Nilavum’ and also got great appreciation for my role in the highly popular serial ‘Kumkumappovu’ in which I am played the role of Professor Jayanti. It was that role helped me to get opportunity in the big screen such us in Friday, Karmayodha,Drishyam and now Varsham.
Q : Two brilliant characters..Geetha in drishyam and nandini in varsham…Which is the one more similar to the real Asha sarath..?
Asha Sarath : I am more similar to my character Nandini in Varsham directed by Renjith Shankar. Most of the time I was just like Nandini, as my husband said when he saw the film during the dubbing.
Q : Now tell us about angels..Your new film..?
Asha Sarath :About my coming film Angels, I had a great time working with the crew of the film and its a kind of my own film. Its not only because I am acted in it but the main crew members including the director jean are my great friends for a long time. My character name in the film is Haritha Menon who is channel program producer who manages a news based live show named ‘Third Eye’. It was through this program that 60% of the story of the film moves forward.
Q : Now you are a very popular Film star. Will you act in serials if offers come..?
Asha Sarath : Sure I not all quit acting in serials. If challenging and fresh character come across, I will definitely do it. I need to spend more time for shooting if commit a serial. Thats the problem now as my children are growing up and I need to be with my family. But films usually had a short schedule and I can manage with it. That’s y I am doing more films now. But I definitely do tv serials if the right character comes to me at the right time.
Q : Which are your future projects..?
Asha Sarath : I had just completed ‘Papanasham’ which is the Tamil remake of Drishyam in which I am shares screen with none other than ulaka naayakan Kamal Haasan. I had not committed any films after varsham and Papanasham as i had to spend some time with my family consists of my husband Sarath, daughters uthara and keerthana. I am also busy as the director of kairali kalakendra.
Q : You had worked with Lalettan, Mammukka and Kamal Hassan sir..With whom you feel more comfortable to act..?
Asha Sarath : It was really a great experience to work with the three titans of Indian cinema and I was very much comfortable with all three of them. I had worked out great chemistry with all of them and it’s the audience who had to tell about what they feel about it.
Q : Do you ever feel any disregard in the film industry as you came from mini screen..?
Asha Sarath : I never felt any kind of disregard from the film industry as I came to it from mini screen. I was a known figure as a classical dancer and may that helped me to get my space in the industry.
Q : As an ending note, what you want to say to the audience..?
Asha Sarath : I had great belief in the Angels team and I am very much assure you all that Angels is going to be a wonderful visual treat for all of you.