At a tender age of 17, Kerala-born Helen decided to enter films as Oviya and made an impact with her very first film ‘Kalavani’. She is still young and child-like at heart and swears by it as her key to a stress-free life. The road from her childhood all the way to inspiring an ‘army’ in Tamil Nadu has been quite eventful, and the ‘Kalakalappu’ actress opens up in a tete-a-tete with Radhika Ramesh.
She was selective in her appearances, not making more than a couple of films in many years, but Oviya’s arrival at the Bigg Boss House sure secured her enormous fame. From ‘Neenga shut up Pannunga’ to ‘Spray adichipotuduven’, practically any lines spoken by her within the house have become viral catchphrases. However, it was not easy for her to be where she is now. Her desire to tough it out in a new environment left her emotionally affected; all along, however, she fought to be the warrior that she has become today. She now stands as a symbol of resilience for the youth of Tamil Nadu today, living the message that it is important to be true to oneself and a kind human being.
We asked her:
Was being yourself a go-to option or your strategy to play the game?
Three things are very dear to me in my life – honesty, kindness, and self-respect. These are the qualities I look for within a human being. Sure, I have my flaws but I know what they are and I also know my good qualities.So I find it simple to deal with my life. It was not my go-to option, it’s who I am and that’s what I prefer representing. Had I thought to play strategically, I would have decided to go back or completed the game.
Take a look at some of the pictures from our shoot with the Bigg Boss contestant: