'Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity', Viji about 'Aarohanam'

'Aarohanam' was challening, didn't do homework: Viji

Viji Chandrasekhar, who is playing a character with multiple shades in 'Aarohanam' says, it is an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, adding that she pulled it off without any homework.

Viji plays a vegetable vendor affected by bipolar disorder in the family-drama. "Playing Nirmala was like once-in-a-life time opportunity. The biggest challenge was transforming into Nirmala - a wife and mother with different shades and still being able to connect with the audience," she told.

Aarohanam revolves around a 17-year-old boy and his sister who are in search of their missing mother. Lakshmy Ramakrishnan has written and directed Aarohanam. When queried on working experience with Lakshmi Ramakrishnan, Viji added, "I didn't do any homework for the movie rather I just went to shooting spot and did what Lakshmi asked me. All of us were given the freedom to explore our roles. Lakshmi was clear about what she wanted and would fight to get it."
Viji Chandrasekhar is sister of yesteryear actress Saritha, who said, "The film focuses on the aspect that irrespective of our shortcomings, there's something positive in all of us. We should try and find that positive side and nurture it."
Besides Viji, the film also stars Jayaprakash, Kavithalaya Krishnan, Uma Padmanabhan, Rajee Vijayasarathy and Sampath Raj.


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