Sarath Kumar's daughter Varalakshmi makes her debut
PVS [ Tue, Jul 15, 2008 ]
- Actor-politician Sarath Kumar's daughter Varalakshmi is making her debut as a heroine in Simbu's next film "Thiru Poda.. Thirumathi Podi". The formal announcement was made on July 14 to coincide with Sarath Kumar's 54th birthday celebrations.
"Poda Podi", a musical love story, will be directed by Vignesh Shiva, a close of friend of Simbu, and produced by Gemini Film Circuit and Shanaya Telefilms of Mumbai. The film will be shot in Toronto in Canada. The shooting is expected to commence at the earliest and last 60 days.
Tall and pretty Varalakshmi gave her nod when Padham Kumar, one of the producers of "Poda Podi" approached her with the 'interesting' script that gives equal footage to the hero and heroine. She plays a dancer in the film.
Varalakshmi or Varu, (Sarath Kumar's daughter from his first marriage to Chaya, a designer and social worker), has done her PhD in microbiology and has an MSc in management from the Edinburgh University in the UK. She has also done a six-month acting course at the prestigious Anupam Kher's Academy in Mumbai. She is a salsa and ballet dancer.
She has done some stage shows. "I think that must have impressed my dad, who agreed to launch me in movies," She says.
According to Sarath Kumar, acting is his daughter's passion. "Her stage show impressed me a lot. I know she has it in her to make it big in cinema."
He along with Varalakshmi attended the 55th Tiger Balm Filmfare Awards (South) on July 12. They were invited on to the stage to present Priyamani with her award.