Actress Lakshmi Menon, who is awaiting the release of Komban, is currently taking a break from her acting career due to her Class 12 board exams. Another reason for the break, according to a recent interview that appeared in The Hindu, is because she is a little ‘bored’ of the ‘stereotypical roles’ that are being offered to her.
Lakshmi Menon said as much when we got in touch with her. Speaking to Silverscreen, the actress revealed that she has developed a distaste for village-based roles that she has been essaying so far. “I want to do lively and bubbly characters on screen, not the shy, reserved roles that I have been offered. In fact, I turned down quite a few movies that had a similar profile.”
Lakshmi Menon debuted in Tamil with Sundarapandiyan in 2012. Kumki followed soon after, and there was no dearth of ‘village roles’ for the actress since. Kutti Puli and Manjapai were on a similar vein, as was Pandiya Naadu and Jigarthanda – which, Lakshmi insisted, was signed only because she was a huge fan of actor Siddharth.
Naan Sigappu Manithan, her second movie with Vishal after Pandiya Naadu was perhaps the only flick that offered a different profile than the others.
Currently, the actress has gone back to her education, with an assurance that she would get back when she comes by “a lively role”.
Her upcoming films include Komban, a rural entertainer starring Karthi which will hit the screens on April 2, and Sippai – a Gautham Karthik starrer which is likely to release later this year.