South Indian actor Catherine Tresa, who caught the eye of audiences in the recently released Madras, will play a journalist in another Tamil film, Santhosh's Kanithan. Paired opposite Atharva, she was quoted as having said that her role here would be very different from that in Madras, where she had essayed a lower middleclass girl from the northern fringes of the city.
In private conversations with actors and actresses over the years, one has noticed a strange, but pressing fascination among them to play journalist. It is a kind of ultimate fantasy, perhaps the urge to be in the shoes of those who lambast cinema and its stars!
Kanithan - whose English translation is Mathematician - has been mostly shot in Chennai, and with just three more songs to be canned, the film may open before the year is out.
Catherine, who actually shot into fame through Telugu cinema, is also working in Errabus, a Telugu remake of the Tamil movie, Manjapai. Errabus has Vishnu Manchu as the hero, and is being directed by veteran Dasari Narayana Rao.
Another Telugu film that Catherine is now involved in is Rudhramadevi, where she essays a princess and is paired with Allu Arjun. Catherine learnt sword fighting for her role.