Hansika is usually known for her girl-next-door roles.

Hansika plays a character with grey shades in Malayalam debut
Flix Mollywood Monday, July 10, 2017 - 15:03

She is known for playing the chirpy, girl-next-door who can’t contain her laughter. However, Hansika is all set to reinvent her onscreen image with her upcoming Malayalam film Villain, which marks her debut in the industry.

Talking about her character and the experience of sharing screen space with Mohanlal, she told Times of India: “I play a character with grey shades, which I have never done before, and is entirely unlike me. Vishal joined the set a day after me and told everyone that wherever there is noise, you will find Hansika. That's because I am chirpy, jovial and full of energy. But this character is a 180 degree flip. However, the character is not negative. It's a role that every actor would want to play at least once in their career.”

On teaming up with Mohanlal, she said, “I have met Lal sir before. But working with him is totally different because he has this awesome aura about him. I was so nervous to give my shots and after every take, he would give me a high-five. We would talk about things we have in common, for instance I like painting and he has this habit of collecting art. He is a down-to-earth person and makes a co-star feel very comfortable.”

It’s been Hansika’s mother’s long time wish that she does at least one Malayalam film. When Hansika heard the story of the film from director Unnikrishnan, it reportedly had her on the edge of the seat.

Apparently, she went to the sets with a notion that it's going to be tough because people have told her that Malayalam is difficult. “But surprisingly, it was a cakewalk for me. It's also because I was working with the best - director Unnikrishnan was really kind. On my first day of shoot, I had a monologue which was one-and-half pages long, but I was done with that in 15 minutes! It was a good team to work with and I learnt a lot.” 

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