Hyderabad: After playing a housewife from Telangana Suvarna in ‘World Famous Lover’, Aishwarya Rajesh played Chandra in ‘Tuck Jagadish’ and now she is playing an NRI return Myra Hanson in the upcoming movie ‘Republic’. The actor believes that it’s not the screen time that matters, but impact. “Even a small role that excites the senses gives more recognition than long and lengthy duration of a character in a film. The role of Suvarna didn’t have a good weightage, but I liked the de-glam look for which I won the Best Actress Award (Critics’ Choice) recently at SIIMA. Even if a film doesn’t do well, some characters we play get good attention. Take the example of period drama ‘Sarpatta Parambarai’, almost all the characters in the movie received good recognition,” says Aishwarya Rajesh.
The actor who plays the character Myra Hanson in Republic who visits India for official work. “Republic’ isn’t a typical hero-heroine Telugu film. Director Deva Katta is very detailed in his approach. Deva Katta has come up with a very strong plot. It’s based on a real story. Whenever such real stories are discussed on screen, audiences would be able to connect to the story more. Take the example of my Tamil film ‘Ka Pae Ranasingam’. It’s a story that happened in real life. I played a woman who lost her husband in Dubai. Such films have a greater impact than fictional tales. The love track between Sai Dharam Tej and I was very mature and subtle. I am not saying it’s a commercial film, but it is certainly a different one which has the blend of drama, romance and suspense.”
Aishwarya thinks that cinema can be very influential on people. “Every outfit that an actor wears in a film becomes a fad in real life. And, we have been seeing youngsters imitating the cinematic style of proposing to a girl. The medium of cinema shapes the psychological behaviour of people. Director Deva Katta used the medium to educate the masses and at the same time entertain audiences with a gripping plot,” she adds.
Sharing her experience working with Sai Dharam Tej, Aishwarya says ‘Republic’ demanded a great effort and time from her co-star. “Sai Dharam really worked hard and put in great effort to play the role of a government official. He has so much responsibility when speaking with the public. Every word said should be very clear. Even for a simple dialogue, he would rehearse very well. Director Deva Katta was very strict in getting the output right. He wouldn’t compromise on the work, even for a slight deviation in dialogue delivery or mannerism.”
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