They say there are 7 lookalikes of a person in this world and as much as you would rubbish it, many celebrities have already found at least one of their lookalikes. A few months ago, Samantha’s doppelganger stunned everyone and today its none other than Nazriya. Nazriya was South-India’s favorite until she got married in 2014. As much as she is happily ever after, her doppleganger might just get a movie or two!
Varsha Bollamma, who shot to fame with her dubsmash videos based on the actress’ films, is marking her M-town debut. Interestingly, she is also a dead ringer for Nazriya.
“People asking me if I am Nazriya has become part and parcel of my life. Wherever I go, I hear people whispering if I am her and I laugh inside my mind,” says Varsha, adding that the similarities end with the look. “I am a different person and I am sure people will figure that out after a five-minute conversation.”Varsha will make her debut in Mollywood with Rajesh Nair’s Kalyanam which also stars Mukesh and Saritha’s son Shravan. “I play a girl next door named Shari. It was great working here. The people here are very talented and humble,” she says.
On working with Shravan, Varsha says, “We had to improvise and came up with impromptu dialogues on the sets. It was an interesting experience. Shravan has imbibed the talents of his parents as is evident from his remarkable performance in the film.”
While it’s her first Malayalam film, she started her film career in Tamil two years ago. “My first movie was Sathuran and I did the viral dubsmash movies after shooting for it. Though a few of my friends used to tell me that I resemble Nazriya, I didn’t know how popular the videos would go on to be,” she explains.
In Kollywood, the actress has worked in movies such as Vetrivel and Yanum Theyavan and is currently part of Vijay Sethupathi’s 96. “He plays a photographer in the film and me his student. Vijay sir doesn’t merely act but rather lives his characters. He’s also one of the sweetest people I have come across. He respects everyone and has a grounded persona,” she says.
Varsha, meanwhile, has signed another Malayalam film titled Mandaram, which has Asif Ali as the protagonist. “It is a rom-com and I play a fashion designer,” she says.
Source: The Times of India