She was last seen in Tamil cinema as the hyper active
girlfriend in Arrambam. Though Taapsee Pannu tried her luck in Bollywood with the movie Chashme Baddoor, it flopped at the box office.
She will be seen next in Muni 3: Ganga with Raghava Lawrence. The actress shares her three favourite films.
Vanakkam Chennai did well at the box office and now Priya Anand is busy with three projects—Vai Raja Vai, Arima Nambi, and Irumba Kuthirai. She was first noticed for her bubbly role with Sridevi in English Vinglish. More from her about movies that inspired:
● Kshnak Kshanam: This 1991 Telugu movie was a super hit and I don’t need a better reason than Sridevi to like this movie.
● Agni Natchathiram: Karthik’s acting was tremendous. It is because of actors like him that I like movies.
● Shankar’s movies: All his movies, right from Gentleman to Nanban, are larger than life and yet so appealing to the masses.
Besides Power Star, Vishakha Singh was another actor who impressed us in Kanna Laddu Thinna Aasaiya. She was also seen in Bollywood movies like Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey, Fukrey and Bajate Raho. Based in Mumbai, Singh has Vaaliba Raja with Santhanam coming up.
● Shahid: A gritty subject and a difficult theme to make. As an actor, to watch Rajkumar Yadav live and breathe such a complex character was inspiring.
● Dead Poets Society: I love the way the movie inspires students. It shows the age-old tussle between parents and
children and it made me want to become a teacher.
● Munna Bhai series: The way Rajkumar Hirani marries commercialism and entertainment with a social message should be a lesson to all filmmakers.
● Mullum Malarum: I love the screen-play of the movie and Rajinikanth’s acting. ● Mudhal Mariyadhai: It is a risky subject and it could have gone wrong but Bharathiraja handled the subject really well. He made the audience fall in love with the movie.
● 16 Vayathinile: Each time the doctor called Sridevi, ‘Mayilu’, I used to go flat. This movie had all the legends.
— Mrinalini Sundar