Mumbai 18th September 2018 (News Helpline)
South Actress Aishwarya Devan says she feels happy that her debut role in Bollywood is of a strong female character.
Aishwarya interacted with media for the promotion of her upcoming film 'Kaashi in Search of Ganga'. The film will also mark her debut in Bollywood cinema.
Talking about her character Devina who is a journalist from Lucknow Aishwarya said , "I haven't done as many strong roles in South films so I am very happy that my debut role in bollywood is a of a strong female character. The director of this film ( Dhiraj Kumar ) who is also a debutant helped me alot when prepping and shooting for the film. I didn't have to prepare a lot for Devina, apart from understanding how her job as a journalist framed her strong character and her Lucknowi dialect."
Aishwarya will appear as the lead opposite the '3 Storeys' actor Sharman Joshi who will be playing the title role of Kaashi.
Asked about her experience working with the Golmaal star she said, " I never thought I would be debuting opposite him. He is an actor that I really look up to. He has had successful films like '3 Idiots', 'Rang De Basanti' and all his characters have been so memorable. I got to learn so much just on the first day when I started shooting with him. He is a very natural actor and gets into the character instantaneously. It was very inspiring experience for me."
Devan who has appeared in south films since 2011 and debuted in Malayalam opposite Prithviraj was asked if she has a preference towards either of the film industry she said, "I don't have a preference towards South films or bollywood whereever I will get to work with good directors and find good scripts I will work there. Now a days there are many women centric film and Kaashi could also be one of those films. I would love to do such strong characters in future so that I get the chance to show my caliber."
Aishwarya last appeared in Tamil film Anegan opposite Dhanush. Her next release is 'Kaashi - In search of Ganga'
Directed by Dhiraj Kumar and written by Manish Kish