Aishwarya Lakshmi: ‘I wanted the audience to feel Ammu’s pain’

actor aishwarya lakshmi Born and brought up in Kerala, this never stopped her from exploring other film industries. Aishwarya’s Telugu film Ammu has released today on Amazon Prime Video. Earlier, the actor was seen in Mani Ratnam’s Tamil magnum opus Ponniyin Selvan 1 as a punguzhali. Aishwarya says that after making her Telugu debut with Godse earlier this year, she has become confident about the Telugu language.

Aishwarya’s Ammu is a revenge thriller about a woman who is a victim of domestic abuse. Ammu is her second Telugu film and she says a good script, in any language, makes her feel greedy as an artiste.

in an interview with indianexpress.comAishwarya Lakshmi said, “As an actor, it might be the first two years of my career, I was worried whether I would be able to complete it. But after Godse, I got the courage to do Telugu films. Here language is something No, emotions are universal. The story we are trying to tell is universal. There may be some stories that have roots but feelings are universal. I can well express even if I am Malayali or Tamil.”

Aishwarya, who has been a part of several Malayalam films, said, “As far as I am concerned, I am from Kerala but I do not find anything unusual. I do not feel out of place when I work. Hyderabad either Chennai, I feel great at home. When I am working in Malayalam I feel as comfortable as I feel. Maybe initially I thought I would have trouble learning the language, now I don’t. I get very greedy when I hear a good script in any language. I don’t think language should be a barrier for any actor.”

Directed by Charukesh Shekhar, Ammu has some difficult scenes depicting domestic abuse. There are scenes in the film where Ammu (Aishwarya Lakshmi) is slapped multiple times by her husband (played by Naveen Chandra). Aishwarya came on board after reading an impressively written script.

“The words used in the script were painful enough for me to know what the woman was doing. Then I spoke to our director Charu, who is also our dialogue writer, and he was instrumental in helping me get the right rhythm and tone of the character. I didn’t want to make it look like acting or performance because I wanted the audience to feel the pain she was going through. So, I wanted it to be as real as possible, ”said the actor.

There is a tax for an artist to play such a character. It had some effect on Aishwarya Lakshmi to live Ammu’s life on the sets and then to feel her anger.

“It was very challenging, especially the domestic abuse scenes. It was very mentally challenging, especially when she really broke up the first time. But I loved the revenge part. I was so happy she was finally giving it back.” Because I had put it inside a lot. Its drama was very exciting,” said Aishwarya.

Aishwarya Lakshmi revealed that Ammu was shot in the same sequence as the storyline, which gave her a lot of relief.

“I was very happy that we were shooting linearly. If we were shooting in reverse order, I am sure I would have been impressed for the longest time. It made an impact when I was shooting or maybe a week after that. I am usually an actor who leaves my characters on the sets and goes back,” shared the actor. He further said, ‘I am not a method actor. It usually never affects me. It was a scene where I couldn’t stop crying after the performance. Like, I was crying in the scene and even after getting cut, I could not stop. It was very difficult for me,” she said.

The next Malayalam film for Aishwarya Lakshmi is Christopher and the King of Kotha. Will also be seen in the second part of ponniyin selvanWhich is expected to release in 2023.


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