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Thursday, Nov 21, 2019

Kootathil Oruthan actor Priya Anand wants to do roles that make her feel insecure

Priya Anand, known for her roles in films like English Vinglish and Fukrey, says her new Tamil film Kootathil Oruthan is about how society deals with underachievers.

regional-movies Updated: Jul 26, 2017 15:59 IST

Indo Asian News Service, Chennai
Priya Anand has appeared in Hindi films like English Vinglish and Fukrey.
Priya Anand has appeared in Hindi films like English Vinglish and Fukrey.(Facebook)

Actor Priya Anand says she doesn’t like to get too comfortable playing a certain kind of roles. Instead, she says she would like to do roles -- irrespective of the language and industry -- that make her feel insecure.

Ahead of the release of her forthcoming Tamil film Kootathil Oruthan on Friday, she said: “I like to surprise audiences with different kind of roles.”

“Audiences know what to expect from me when they see my name on screen. I want to change that perception and I can only do that if I don’t get too comfortable doing similar roles. I want to do roles that make me feel insecure,” said Priya.

The actor, who has featured in Hindi films like English Vinglish and Fukrey, wants roles that challenge her.

“I like to take up roles that make me wonder if I can do them. As much as challenging they might be, there’s an element of excitement in them and that’s what I seek,” she said.

Talking about Kootathil Oruthan, in which she has teamed up with Ashok Selvan, she said it’s a “moving story about the under-achiever”.

“We are always bothered about the underdogs and the successful people. Nobody wants to talk about the under-achievers, about the average Joe. This story will easily strike a chord with audiences because it’s easily relatable,” she said.

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