She reigned the South Indian cinema industry for many years. In a span of ten years, she had acted with all the top stars from the filmdom – Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan, Chiranjeevi, Nagarjuna, Ajith, Suriya, Vijay, Vikram, Madhavan – the list is endless. Her simple and sweet persona on and off-screen has given a fan following that would put her contemporaries to shame.
After a long hiatus, the actor made a comeback in Rosshan Andrrews’ 36 Vayadhinile, a remake of the Malayalam blockbuster How Old Are You. She captured the hearts of millions from the time she forayed into the cinema industry. After being a part of the filmdom for a decade, this bubbly actor decided to take a break and focus on her family life. Jyothika or Jo, as she is fondly called by her fans never left their minds and hearts, even during her seven-year sabbatical.
Being the children of two prominent actors of Tamil cinema, do Diya and Dev watch any of Suriya of Jo’s films?
“Not at all, they are way too young. May be a few years down the line, they’ll start watching feature films, but right now, they are into cartoons and kid’s channels.” Do their friends question them about the films that Suriya and Jo have acted in? “Almost every day! But more of Suriya’s films as their friends do not know me as an actress. But they have recently heard of Chandramukhi and they are keen to watch it to see me as a ‘Ghost’,” she smiles and concludes.
Jy0thika will next be seen in the movie ‘Magalir Mattum’ and ‘Nachiyaar’ directed by Bala.