Revathy: I want to direct a Malayalam film
Revathy is known for her power-packed performances as an actor and also for directing some hard hitting films like Mitr My Friend and Phir Milenge.
Right now, she is in the headlines for playing the lead in director Ranjith Sankar's Molly Aunty Rocks.
It is quite unusual for a middle-aged woman to play a central role like the one in Molly Aunty Rocks and Revathy knows it very well.
In this interview, she talks about her role and her future plans. Excerpts:
What attracted you to Molly Aunty Rocks?
This is the first script I heard in the last 10 years that is about the life and career of a middle-aged woman, or let's say someone of my age group. Usually, it will be about her husband, children or some family issues.
She is a normal woman, the kind of character whom we come across so often in real life.
She stands by her principles and is adamant about her stand at times.She discusses things with her husband while taking decisions and has principles.
'I wanted to do something challenging'
How did you accept this role?
Ranjith Sankar first came to me with another script. I told him that I am tired of playing the routine mother, lawyer or doctor roles.
I wanted to do something challenging. He came back with this. I was really impressed.
I have seen his earlier films, Passenger and Arjunan Sakshi. He has a simple storytelling style and his stories make some socio-political statement. I like those kinds of film.
You played an important role in Father's Day but the film wasn't received well. Were you disappointed?
The film had an intense story and a social message. It dealt with a storyline that I thought would touch many people's hearts.
I did not expect it to be a huge hit or anything. But I thought that it will do much better than it did.
'I have always been selective'
You have become really selective as an actor. Why so?
I have always been selective. Actually I am waiting for characters that I believe in.
When do you plan to direct your next film?
I am planning a project for next year. The script is getting ready and it will be a Hindi film.I want to direct a Malayalam film some time soon.