Actress Poorna, who recently tonsured her head for her role in director Muthiah’s Kodiveeran, said that she is ready to walk the extra mile for acting.
Speaking about the time when the first scene was narrated to her, about her tonsured head, she said, “I asked him to give me some time to think about it; afterwards, I said yes. My mother was unhappy, but I want to be different from the others. If I want to do realistic cinema and convince the audience in authentic roles, I have to walk the extra mile,” she told Deccan Chronicle.
But the actress is certain that her role has a lot of potential, making the whole thing worth it.
The film, starring Sasikumar, has been entirely shot in Madurai. Last week, speaking to IANS, she clarified that shaving her head has nothing to do with proving a point.
“I accepted the role only after I realised the potential of my character. It’s not the kind of role all actresses would do and that excited me the most,” she said.
Kodiveeran is director M Muthaiah’s fourth film after Kutti Puli, Komban and Marudhu, and his second collaboration with Sasikumar. Much like his other films, this one is also billed to be a village entertainer.