Shanthi Krishna plays a single mother in Kuttanadan Marpappa
She plays Marykutty, a fun-loving woman, in the film
Shanthi Krishna, who made a comeback to Malayalam in Njandukalude Naatil Oridavela (2017), will soon be back playing a single mother in Kuttanadan Marpappa. The actor says she enjoyed playing Marykutty as the character was unlike anything she's done before.
"Unlike my character Sheela Chacko in Njandukalude Naatil Oridavela, Marykutty is a fun woman. She is a single mother but she is more of a friend to her son. I could relate a lot to this role and for me, it was so much fun playing her. I was hyper on the sets and that suited Marykutty's mannerisms," says Shanthi Krishna.
She can barely contain her excitement. "I remember how rigid I use to be on the locations. Now, I am more relaxed and happy. So I could easily sink my teeth into this character, who is a live wire," says the actor who began her career in 1980.
For Kuttanadan Marpappa, Shanthi Krishna shares screen space for the first time with Kunchacko Boban. "We hit it off immediately. As a mother and son, I think we shared a great chemistry," she says.
Shanthi Krishna also turns singer for the film, and she terms it a pleasant surprise. "I am someone who never plans anything in my career. Same with singing too. Director Sreejith Vijayan asked me to come to Bangalore a day before the shoot began. I had no idea until I reached the recording studio that I was supposed to sing. But, the trial went well and composer Rahul Raj was more than happy. So, Sreejith decided to include the track, a lullaby, in the film. It will be out soon," says the actor.
Kuttanadan Marpappa, that has Aditi Ravi and Innocent in significant roles, will hit the screens by the end of March.