Didn't want to miss working with Vadivelu: Meenakshi DixitApr 16, 2014 IANS
Vadivelu, who was banned from acting for political reasons, is making a comeback with "Thenaliraman".
"I was told by many people not to do this film but my heart was all for it. I was sure about one thing that maybe I'm not working with a regular hero but I will not get an opportunity to work with a legendary comedian," Meenakshi told IANS.
"Moreover, the movie concentrates more on the content rather than just the hero. I'm very proud to be a part of such a prestigious project by a great production house," she said.
Meenakshi plays a "high-spirited" and "naughty" princess of a kingdom in the film, which is slated for release Friday.
Asked about working with Vadivelu, she said: "Working with him was an experience of a lifetime. I have learnt a lot from him. He is the most humble and grounded person I have ever met in my life."
As an actor, she admired Vadivelu's "comic timing and the knack for improvisation".
Improvisation on sets was Meenakshi's biggest challenge.
"It was a challenge to match the comic timing of Vadivelu because he would improvise randomly on sets. I would have practiced my lines for hours and then when we do the scene, everything would have been improvised by Vadivelu. So, catching up with him was a challenge," she added.
Having starred in Telugu films such as "Dookudu", "Baadshah" and "Bodyguard", Meenakshi has also worked in 2010 Tamil film "Virudhagiri".
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