Starting out with small roles in not-so-big films, it took a while until Aishwarya made a splash in the industry. But once she did, there was no looking back. Small or big – ultimately it all boils down to what she feels about her role, how it is shaped, and who the filmmaker is. “I don’t prefer any style really. It’s not about how big or small, it’s about how good the script is and how good the director is. If you look at it this way, some big films can’t sustain themselves in the box office. But small films end up doing really well,” she points out.
The question arises if one should be choosy on this front or simply careful. In her case, it’s all about understanding the differences. “It’s eventually the content, the director and how they project it on screen. Sometimes a director might narrate the script well but adapting it for the screen, he ends up doing a shoddy job of it. Some aren’t good at narrating the scripts but are excellent in adapting it for the screen. As an actor, I should know how to judge what would work and how they would do justice to it,” she elaborates, in her signature matter-of-fact style.
“I’ve been received well.”
With filmmakers more often roping in actresses who are known for their acting prowess as opposed to their beauty now, the notion about non-Tamil speaking actresses in the industry is slowly moving away. As a Tamil-speaking actress, Aishwarya goes beyond the conventions. “People really like me now. They’ve welcomed me. Initially, I faced some struggles but once I started doing good films they’ve been receiving me well!”
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