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‘In Fiji they planted a tree called Rambha’

June 12
12:00 2010

image Written By : Shankaran Malini (Express News Service). She started acting at the young age of 13. Seventeen years down the line, she has not just done some commendable work but also has made a name for herself. Rambha talks about her life after marriage and her new films.
There is more than one reason for Rambha to be on cloud nine.
After being happily married to Indhra Kumar, she is looking forward to the release of her first film after her wedding – ‘Vidiyum Varai Kaathiru’. The actress, who celebrated her 30th birthday recently, shares her experiences.
“This film is very special to me for many reasons. Even now, I recall that our crew had performed a small puja at the sets of ‘Maanada Mayilaada’ before we went on floors. To be released in Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam, the film has actually been shot in the three languages. Although the Tamil and Telugu versions are more or less similar, the Malayalam version is different, in the sense that some scenes had to be completely re-shot catering to the culture of the place.
“The film is a thriller based on the timeline that focusses on what the protagonist Anu (played by me), who gets continuous blank calls from a psychopath, goes through and how she tackles the situation.
The male lead is donned by Prakash Raj and others who share the screen space are Mumaith Khan, Riaz Khan and Sampath,” she says. “Prakash Raj has always treated me like his younger sister,” she adds.
Ask her whether she will continue to act after her marriage and she says, “I haven’t committed to new projects as yet. Currently, my small screen stint is on with ‘Maanada Mayilaada’ Season 5 and one more dance reality show on ETV called ‘Dhee 4’. I’m also doing a Malayalam film titled ‘Film Star’, based on a murder mystery.
I am trying my best to complete these projects before going back to Toronto with my husband. I will be in India at least four months a year. I will plan my projects accordingly.”
Talking about her husband’s interest in her career she says, “He understands that we as actors are used to erratic work schedules and after marriage we cannot be idle. I have been in this field since the age of 13.
He has not imposed any restrictions on my career decisions. On my part, I won’t be doing the dancing-around-trees roles.”
Rambha has some vivid memories of her honeymoon. “We went to Turtle Island in Fiji.
And it was quite a historical moment in itself as there has been planted a tree called the Rambha tree with Indhran and my names carved on it because I am the first Indian actress to set foot on that island. Britney Spears has visited that place too.
“We also went to Princetown, New Zealand and as it was pretty cold out there I was wearing a red sweater on. I fancied the idea of taking a picture with the cattle there. There were more than 500 cows in that farm and even as I got down, many of them started coming towards me.
Just as I wondering why, my husband said that it was because of the red sweater I had on (laughs),” she says and goes on to add,
“The first time I cooked in my new home in Toronto,
“I had cooked potato fry and instead of salt, I put sugar. But neither my mother-in-law nor my husband complained about it.”
Here’s wishing the ravishing Rambha a great married life.

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