Though Aishwarya Rajesh was seen in the Dulquer Salmaan starrer Jomonte Suvisheshangal which released earlier this year, the first Malayalam film that she signed was the Nivin Pauly starrer Sakhavu that hit the silver screens on April 15th.
Recounting her experience working in a Malayalam film for the first time, Aishwaraya in an interview to NDTV has said that she had no knowledge about the language due to which she mispronounced several words. The actor recalled a particular take during which she did this and the entire team had a hearty laugh at her expense. At one point of time, Nivin Pauly just couldn’t stop his laughter and finally, director Sidhartha Siva had to ask him to leave the sets. Aishwarya added that the scene took 15 takes before she finally completed it.
In an interview to NDTV, she said, “Since Sakhavu was the first film I signed in Malayalam, the local set up was all very new to me. I didn't know Malayalam. So I would chat mostly in Tamil with cameraman George Williams who has shot Tamil movies as well. It was only after a fortnight into the shoot, that my language skills improved. But before that, the unit had a lot of fun at my expense during one particular scene.”
The actor also said that Nivin was very helpful on the sets. The star ensured that he was there with her for dialogue readings so that she would pronounce the words without errors. His cues helped a lot, the actress had said in the interview.
Directed by Sddhartha Siva, the film has been bankrolled by B Rakesh under the banner Universal Cinema. George C Williams has cranked the camera for Sakhavu with Prashant Pillai scoring the music. Veteran actor Srinivasan has played an important role in the film along with Gayathri Suresh and Renji Panicker.
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