“I owe everything to my mom”: Trisha
Trisha Krishnan may have entered the 30-plus club but she can still make young girls squirm with insecurity. She’s fitter than ever before and no wonder filmmakers are making a beeline to cast her in their films. The Chennai actress hits a purple patch and has been on a signing spree. She has had a draining last few months juggling between the sets of several films, and is glad that the role in her latest release ‘Aranmanai 2’ is getting a lot of appreciation.
“The film will always be close to my heart. It’s my first in the horror genre and that’s the reason I signed it. The film had everything in it – romance, action, thriller, mystery, etc. I’m glad that my role has been well received,” explains Trisha. But for someone who has been in the industry for so long, Trisha admits not trying her hand at horror genre seems surprising. “I have always wanted to be part of horror flicks but somehow I have not come across such a script. Finally ‘Aranmanai 2’ came my way and that’s the reason I could not turn it down. Horror films excite me, and moreover my role was also well-etched,” she explains.
The dusky beauty states that she always enjoyed working with Siddharth. “Yes, it was good working with him again after nearly a decade and we had a good time on the sets. We are good friends and have almost started our careers pretty much around the same time. Both of us have grown together in the industry. He is extremely knowledgeable and I truly admire his passion for films,” she says. Ask her about her sizzling number in the film that has set the mercury rising and she quips, “Yeah, we share great chemistry on screen in this film and I think the song we shot on the beach has come out beautifully.”
The actress admits to being choosy when it comes to signing films of late. “I have been doing mature roles and I am at liberty to pick and choose films. I have been reading several scripts but picking only the ones that have strong substance. My roles in films like ‘Nayaki’, ‘Cheekati Rajyam’, ‘Aranmanai 2’, and the like are unique and I’m content with my choice of films,” she smiles.
And in no way has the recent low in her personal life ruffled the equilibrium professionally. In fact, she doubled her efforts and displayed grit to cope with the break up with her beau Varun Manian.
“I ensured that my personal life will not have any bearing on the professional front. Right from my childhood, I’ve been a girl who has very strong character and will power. There’s no point in sitting and regretting what happened and I’m determined to come out of that (personal setback). I have managed to put everything behind me and take thigns in my stride and just focus on my films,” she explains, adding, “Life has to go on and nothing comes to me first other than my work. Since I’m very passionate about my work, I believe the best way to get past such catastrophes is to divert your attention span on work and that kept me going.”
But is she thinking about love anymore? Almost in the same breath, she states, “I don’t want to dwell on the past at this point of time. I’m completely busy with films and set for challenging roles ahead in my forthcoming films. Right now, my work is my focus and not anything else,” she clarifies.
The upward swing of her career is being beautifully complemented by her mom, who Trisha ascribes her resumption to. “My mother has been my support system and was pretty instrumental in shaping up my personality and career. I draw strength from her, and today what I am, is all because of her. I owe everything to her. She’s been supporting me in all my endeavors and has been a huge source of inspiration. She doesn’t interfere much in my scheme of things yet supports me unconditionally. Whatever I do, she’ll always be there for me. Whenever I want to lean on her, she’s always there. Her hand will always be there to hold me. We don’t just share a mother-daughter bond, there’s more to it. We share a comfort zone like friends and that makes our bonding even stronger,” she reveals.