Winners of beauty contests stepping into tinsel town is not a new thing in these parts. Toeing the line of Aishwarya Rai, Sushmita Sen, Priyanka Chopra and others is Parvathy Omanakuttan, whose acting debut ‘Uma Maheswaram’ was launched in Chennai on Monday.
The Pantaloons Femina Miss India World 2008, who is happy about donning the greasepaint, says, “I am a great fan of movies. As a Malayalee by birth and a girl who was brought up in Mumbai, I have watched several Malayalam and Hindi movies.”
On ‘Uma Maheswaram’, she says, “It is a dance-based film. I was glued to the script when director Nithin Ramakrishnan narrated it to me. Besides, the movie has some prominent names of film industry like Prakash Raj, cinematographer Madhu Ambat and editor V T Vijayan.”
Ask her whether she is game for commercial films, which are taken into account to judge an actress’s success rate, Parvathy says, “Why not? Who will say no to share the screen space with Ajith, Suriya or Vikram?”