From the village girl in ‘Anachandam’ to the ultra modern city girl in ‘ChappaKurishu’actress Remya Nambeesan literally made everyone sit up and notice the change.It all started with her stylish make over in Traffic and then came the very sensational lip lock in Chaappa Kurishu and finally heating things up with the seductive item number in Bachelors Party. But now she seems to be on a singing spree and is delivering hit after hit, ending with the Thattathin Marayathu super romantic song Muthu Chippi Poloru ….
I have always had many questions, all ready in my mind to ask her, if ever I got to talk to her and finally the opportunity came by.
Hey Remya enjoying the Bachelors Party success?
What was most exciting about Bachelors Party to you?
The fact that I lip-synced to a song that I had sung.
Yea that should be. Were you told that you will be singing a song too when you were singed up for the movie?
Yes I was. But I was not at all confident. Now, when everyone appreciates it, I hope that I have done justice to the song.
But you sang so well. Are you trained in music?
Yes. Even before I started learning dance, I started learning Carnatic music and continued it till I graduated from college. I always wanted to be a playback singer but my voice isn’t the kind that singers had back then had. They all had very sweet voices. But now music directors have started experimenting with new voices and I am getting my chance.
How did Muthu Chippi come your way? That’s a really awesome melody.
I heard it was Shan Rehman who suggested to Vineeth Srinivasan that I sing that song and we gave it a try. But after the recording everyone kind of liked it and now I am all happy about the song.
Now that’s about you as a singer. Now,for you as a style icon. Do you work out regularly?
Yes I do hit the gym regularly. But then there is always a limit. For Bachelors Party I did diet and lose some pounds too. I actually followed a protein diet
Who is your best critic?
My dad, my brother…; my family is my first and best critic. They always share their opinions and I guess it’s only through criticism that one grows.
There was a lot of talk about your Bachelors Party outfits. Were you comfortable wearing them?
I prepare myself before every movie and I knew I would have to wear revealing cloths for this movie. But it’s the character that wears them.When the movie is over the character is also left behind.
Cool. It looks like you are part of all those so called new generation movies. How does that feel?
Oh, I was just part of Traffic and Chaappa Kurishu and that might have caused that thought. Moreover, most of the directors and technicians active in the industry now happen to be my friends. So they always call me if they feel they have a good role for me.
From Anachandam to Bachelors Party -what a change!
Any beauty secrets?
Be happy, think positive and if your mind is clean, your face would look good too.
So no special beauty care?
Well, I do go to the beauty parlor regularly. I would say that anyone would look beautiful with the right care. Then eat healthy, sleep well and live happily.
How are your dress choices?
I go for casual wear. Saree is my all time favorite and Salwar is so comfy. And for traveling, I prefer just jeans and a top.
We hear that you are expanding your horizons to other languages too. Could you tell us aboutit?
I feel there is no language barrier for acting. Yes, language is the only issue. I can handle Tamil well and can understand Telugu but can’t speak it. I have heard that Kannada is the most difficult to learn among South Indian languages.
Your current projects?
One that I have completed is Husbands in Goa, then there is Paathiramanal and I just finished a Tamil project.
Which is that one movie that you would always like to watch?
Kamal sir’s Meghamalhaar. I love everything about the movie. It kind of haunts me.
How’s your dance training going on?
Learning. I did join for a degree course in dancing but couldn’t complete it as I got busy.
Cinematic dance seems to be mandatory for everyone in the film industry. Did you go for any classes?
Oh no. I guess for any dance form, you need to have a rhythm and I believe I have that from my classical dance training.
What would you say is your best feature?
I look into the mirror and say every part of me is wow and then the problem is solved; right?
You are spot on. Anyways it was a pleasure talking to you Remya. And as a finishing note, would you please sing a song for me?
Remya obliged, with VijanaSurabhiiiiii…
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