But there are actresses like Sithara who say that they still have a lot more challenging roles to don and the learning never ceases.
Sithara has returned to the Kannada film industry after a 11-year gap to act in Prakash Raj's Naanu Nanna Kanasu where she essays the role of a mother. “I loved the original version that is Abiyum Nannum in Tamil and instantly accepted its Kannada remake without a second thought,” Sithara told Metrolife.
Best known for her family-oriented roles, Sithara began as a heroine but slowly moved on to do more substantial roles. Did she ever fear she would be typecast? “I don’t think I am stagnant. The roles I’ve chosen till date are by choice. Also, I think my looks don’t permit for an ultra glamourous role. Real stories excite me and I am here to make a difference to every movie I act in,” she says.
Recollecting the best roles she has played so far, she says, Padaiyaapa with Rajnikanth in Tamil, Puthu Puthu Arthangal and Puthu Vasantham are among her most memorable roles. She also recalls having acted opposite Vishnuvardhan and dubs him as an actor unmatched in his acting skills.
“Performance oriented roles interest me. There is a war of channels on TV today and people can watch whatever they want. Cinema must be different and meaningful to attract more attention,” she wraps up.