Malavika’s next is Thangalaan with Vikram and Parvathy. She was last seen in the Mammootty-starrer The Great Father (2017). On elaborating on the same, she says, “I have always felt that M-town makes some of the best films in India. While I have been a constant audience, I didn’t get to be a part of it for a long time. Being in Poovar and shooting for Christy was so serene and fun.” Malavika adds, “It was creatively satisfying to collaborate with amazing writers, directors, and artists—Alvin Henry, Govind Vasantha, Indugopan, Anand C. Chandran, etc. At the end of the day, Kerala is home.”
Talking about why she chose Christy, she says, “I really wanted to be a part of a love story for a while. Recently, all my characters were serious, and I wanted to do something breezy and light-hearted.” Malavika’s role in the film is naive, innocent, and sweet. Christy is not a conventional love story where a boy and a girl fall in love and live happily ever after. A teenage boy falling in love with an older woman is not a story we hear every day. “As an actor, I enjoyed working in Christy,” she says.
Malavika is in a phase where she is looking for sensible and good roles. To further elaborate her point, she says that irrespective of the budget and scale, she would take up roles if the story and the crew were good. She would love to do female-centric films, as she believes it would give her a lot of scope to perform.
Malavika has her hands full with films in four different languages: Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Hindi. “I look forward to Christy, as the audience will see me in a new avatar,” she says. The actress is currently filming Thangalaan, a Kollywood film directed by Pa Ranjith. “Thangalaan is exciting and different. My character’s view points, ideologies, and beliefs about life are one of a kind. I am having a great time filming for Thangalaan,” she explains. Malavika’s upcoming Bollywood film, Yudhra, stars Sidhant Chaturvedi and is directed by Ravi Udyawar. She is anticipating its release. Malavika is also filming for a Telugu film and is excited about it. Malavika observes, “As an actor, I strongly believe I should act responsibly, be it with respect to choosing scripts, making statements, or glorifying things.”