Enable Javscript for better performance
Happy to play the second fiddle- Cinema express

Happy to play the second fiddle

Sarah George, who makes her debut with Ram's Taramani later this month, says she doesn't mind playing supporting characters for the right team and script

K Sudha
   |   
@XpressCinema
   |   
Published: 02nd August 2017

Actress Sarah considers herself fortunate to have landed Taramani with director Ram for her debut, and cannot wait for its release on August 11. Sarah makes no efforts to conceal her admiration for her director. The debutante, who clinched her role with a screen test, says, “My initial awe quickly gave way to sheer joy at working with the director. He treated everyone the same, right from the light boy to the established artistes. He’s a perfectionist who gives his actors space and doesn’t mind going for any number of retakes to get the shot right.” Sarah says no acting school could have taught her the lessons she learned on the sets of this film.

Sarah, who plays a supporting character in the film, a friend to the protagonist played by Andreah, says, “Being a Malayali, I had a little trouble with the language at first. But my character has a Palakkad connect, which really helped.” Getting the lines well in advance also made things easy for her, though there were “some scenes where I had to prepare myself mentally.”

Even before the release of Taramani, which has been three years in the making, Sarah has finished working on another film, Indha Nilai Marum helmed by debutant Arunkanth where she plays a junior lawyer to YG Mahendra. “The movie is a court room drama, with a focus on the dialogues. It’s also a thriller, and there is a surprise element to my character.”

Sarah has signed a Malayalam film, Rosa Poo, for the production venture of Shibu Thameen, who has a reputation for big-budget movies like Iru Mugan and Puli. “In that too, I play the second lead, but I have no complaints as the script is a multi-starrer where each character has a defining moment. Besides, these are early days and I just want to be a part of content-oriented scripts.” Putting on hold two offers in Telugu is a conscious decision, says Sarah. “I want to first get a strong foothold in Tamil and Malayalam before exploring other industries.”

Related Articles

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

Poll
WhatsApp_Image_2023-01-01_at_6

What Tamil film are you most excited to see in 2023?

Result
Jailer
Ponniyin Selvan 2
Indian 2
Varisu
Thunivu
Trending