If cricket is a religion in India, cricketers are the gods it is usually said, and here is a goddess who represented Tamil Nadu in cricket and now venturing into the Tamil film industry. Lakshmi Priyaa Chandra Mouli a Tamil speaking native of Chennai, a human resources professional, theatre artiste by passion, cricketer by interest is the lead lady of ‘Kallappadam’.
She was asked by the director to put on some extra kilos as the script demanded rather couple of scenes demanded, the pretty actress was out to prove her commitment to the profession she chose. The cute girl become a sweet girl literally, gobbling sweets at will and put on that desired weight in couple of days. Now the director had a different demand, Lakshmi Priyaa was asked to shed off the added weight. The athlete girl utilised her will power and endurance to lose the weight again.
Astonishing to find a heroine do this, as this is normally a ‘ hero’ oriented deed. Lakshmi Priyaa shares her opinion on this and says on her role in Kallappadam, “My role is well-defined and a powerful character. I play a role which is emotionally very strong, which is usually related to the male characters. It is indeed a pride playing such role in the earlier stage of my life, as I always mould myself on the lines of my role model Nandita Das. I aspire to be known as an actress of acting substance than being referred as a star.”