I am concentrating on heroine-oriented roles after Ottamandaram: Bhama
Kochi: Actress Bhama is synonymous to the typical girl-next-door in Malayalam cinema.
That said, she does not shy away from expanding her horizons, and is a sought-after actress in Kannada. Recently, Bhama said that she is currently looking for heroine-oriented roles and is not keen to play a female lead who is just a shadow of the male protagonist.
Her latest release Konthayum Poonoolum was noted for the unique treatment of the plot and execution, though the film was met with a mixed response at the box office.
Bhama plays a 15 year-old girl Kala in this film, who is forced to have a child with her sister’s husband since the sister (Sajitha Madathil) has some infertility issues. But in an unexpected turn of events, the brother-in-law (Nandu) dies.
Ottamandaram directed byVinod Mankara who is a documentary film maker is based on a true story that took place in Andhra Pradesh. A 15 year old girl was forced to lie with her brother in law as her older sister was unable to beget a child owing to infertility. Journalist Ajay Muthana is the script writer of this film.
Bhama says that she did a lot of preparations to get into the character. It was a difficult task for her in the beginning but as the shooting progressed, Bhama was successful in getting the role in the right way. She went de-glam for the role, wearing geek glasses, oiled hair etc. Bhama says that she also changed her body language and tried her best to give a perfect look to the character.
She hopes that she will be well paid for the efforts and pain she has taken for the movie. Bhama adds that her role as Kala is a blessing in her filmy career as it had much scope for performance.Though she had some emotional struggle with the character initially, she was able to overcome it gradually and is now happy that she has rendered a decent performance.