In a complete contrast to the character she played in A1 Express, Lavanya Tripathi has chosen a deglam role of a widow in the upcoming movie Chavu Kaburu Challaga. The movie will hit screens worldwide this Friday.
“This role I felt will help me come out of my comfort zone. There is ample scope for me to perform. Although it is quite different from the character I played in A1 Express, there’s a lot of effort that went into bringing the look. Director Koushik Pegallapati wanted someone who is innocent, just like the character Midhuna that I played in Andala Rakshasi. But as a person, Midhuna and Mallika in this movie are quite different. Mallika, as a Vizag girl, had to look a bit dusky.
Mallika loses her husband in a mishap and she gets pestered by Basti Balaraju (Karthikeya) and the ordeals that she faces, smirks and rebukes of the society — all are part of the journey. Marrying a widow is still a taboo, but not a big deal. But will she accept Balaraju is the big question mark,” Lavanya says.
When asked if she is the lucky charm of Geetha Arts, Lavanya laughs it off and says the comfort level she experiences during the shoot was amazing. “It was fun working with family-like technicians and crew. I love working with new directors because there is so much freshness in their storytelling. I am doing a crime thriller in Tamil which is being directed by a debutant as well,” she says.
Lavanya is in full praise for her co-star Karthikeya. “He is so brilliant as an actor that anyone would wish to work with him. And Chavu Kaburu Challaga is going to be a landmark flick in his career,” she says, adding that the movie drives home a message. “We take death so seriously and end of the end it going to come to everyone. And why cry about it if someone is gone. Just accept it. This movie talks about it in an entertaining way,” she adds.a