Aishwarya Lekshmi is the toast of the town following the achievement of Mayaanadhi. An uncommon urban sentiment between a criminal on the run and a yearning on-screen character, Mayaanadhi opened to rave audits and incredible informal.
For Aishwarya, a qualified specialist who never longed for entering the film business, the Mayaanadhi wonder has come as a shock.
“I realized that I was chipping away at a decent undertaking,” she says. “The storyline was astonishing, and the group was extremely proficient and skilled. It’s a group that Malayalis know so well. There’s National Award-victor Syam Pushkaran and I’ve been dependent on Aashiq sir’s films. So I knew I was on a decent venture, yet the result was up to the group of onlookers and god. The degree of the achievement was a shock and I’m extremely cheerful. It’s been just about 30 days since the film discharged and individuals are as yet discussing it.”
This, Aishwarya says, is something she has constantly needed.
“I need to be recollected by the characters I do,” she says.
On doing ‘strong’ characters
Aishwarya, a lone youngster, experienced childhood in Thiruvananthapuram. Both her folks were government authorities and she went to a religious circle school, Holy Angels, in the city.
“I originate from an extremely traditionalist foundation,” says Aishwarya. “Both my folks needed me to exceed expectations scholastically, similar to each other parent. They needed me to seek after my higher investigations. When I disclosed to them that I needed to get into the therapeutic calling, they were exceptionally cheerful. They are the sort of guardians who need a protected, secure future and a respectable activity for their youngster.”
Aishwarya’s hop into the film business, hence, was not something they could process effortlessly.
“They had issues with me displaying itself,” the youthful performer says. “In any case, they didn’t prevent me from doing it. They had their stresses. Be that as it may, they knew I would have the capacity to deal with myself. Furthermore, that if there are things which I can’t deal with, they will be there for me. They don’t disclose to me this constantly however I realize that they will be there for me. Since that trust is there, they will never prevent me from doing anything.”
Aparna, Aishwarya’s character in Mayaanadhi, is a helpless, shaky lady, but at the same time she’s the sort who says lines like “Sex isn’t a guarantee”. Further, the film incorporates some flawlessly arranged love-production scenes that we don’t regularly find in Malayalam silver screen.
“They watched the film and disregarding having intense scenes in the motion picture or me playing a striking character in the motion picture, they approve of it,” says Aishwarya. “They can see the master plan. It’s an exceptionally decent motion picture and every one of these things were fundamental. To be completely forthright, I was extremely terrified about how my folks would take it. I couldn’t have cared less about whatever else.”
Aishwarya says the way that there has been exchange on Aparna’s character and her perspectives demonstrates that the crowd has advanced. As her co-star Tovino Thomas, with whom she shares a decent kinship, had indicated out her, Aparna’s character was given more significance than his own (Mathan) in the film.
“They are available to dialog. On the off chance that they were not, this current (Aparna’s perspectives) would have quite recently been disregarded. We do have ladies like that around us, I’m somewhat similar to Aparna – on the off chance that I need something, I will simply ahead and get it. There are ladies who are sufficiently intense to take choices about their profession decision, their family, and we’re expediting such ladies screen all the more now,” she says.
On woman’s rights and equality in the business
In spite of the fact that Mayaanadhi got rave audits, the film confronted a despise battle on the web. This was on account of chief Aashiq Abu is hitched to performer Rima Kallingal who is a piece of the Women in Cinema Collective (WCC). The WCC, at the time, was confronting the anger of disappointed Mammootty fans who were angry with performing artist Parvathy’s remarks about the misogyny in the star’s film Kasaba.
For Aishwarya, who’d been amped up for the film’s discharge, the crusade was disastrous.
“I was exceptionally tragic. It wasn’t the film’s blame that individuals were saying awful things in regards to it. As an on-screen character who’d done the film, I was extremely influenced by it. My Instagram account is an individual one and I don’t have anything political there. I posted a photo with Aashiq Sir upon the arrival of the discharge and underneath that, there were remarks saying ‘slump chief’, ‘flounder film’, ‘despise this film’ and so on. About 72 remarks like this came progressively and I wasn’t even ready to erase them,” says Aishwarya, who admits that she’s not exceptionally web-based social networking smart.
She calls attention to that the remarks on Aashiq Abu’s page were more terrible and that she felt vulnerable.
“What’s more, this was for a decent motion picture. In the event that it had been an idiotic motion picture, it would have been alright. Thank god, the motion picture picked up following a couple of days. Individuals saw through whatever was going on,” she says.
Inquired as to whether she’s a women’s activist, a term that most big names flee from, Aishwarya says it’s a word that has been manhandled a great deal, “A women’s activist is a man who needs rise to things for men and ladies, and I certainly have confidence in that. This doesn’t mean I will debase anybody. In our home, I need my mom and dad to have measure up to significance and that is the best way to raise a socially capable kid. That ought to be the path in each circle of life.”
Aishwarya recognizes that there is pay difference in the business for men and ladies performers, and calls attention to this is on account of it is the male stars who bring a decent segment of the gathering of people to the auditoriums still.
“I’ve quite recently finished two films, however I’ve been to tryouts too. I’ve been informed that there is no financial plan for me, however I’ve been unyielding about the compensation I needed. I cited a number and they wound up saying they’ll pay me a pay that was numerous lakhs lesser than what I’d requested. I was not thrown in the motion picture but rather the performer they at long last cast in it would have been paid significantly more – so the possibility that came into my head was, the place did the spending originate from now?” describes Aishwarya.
Now, be that as it may, she’s centered around doing great work and trusts the cash will come when she gets perceived for her movies.
On taking care of feedback
Aishwarya made her presentation with Althaf Salim’s Njandukalude Naattil Oridavela in 2017.
“In my second year of school, I began displaying. And still, after all that, I was not genuine about it. I was doing it for entertainment only and in light of the fact that it gave some pocket cash, to be completely forthright. I saw the throwing approach 24 December 2015 of every a bistro in Kochi which said they’re searching for a courageous woman and a more youthful sister’s part for a Nivin Pauly film coordinated by Althaf Salim,” she says.
At the time, Aishwarya had effectively heard through a companion that Althaf was dealing with a content about a mother who has been determined to have growth. The executive had been composing the content from his Premam days.
“I met with him on Christmas day. Since I had the physical appearance of the character he was searching for, he read the content to me – only a little piece – and inquired as to whether I loved it. He disclosed to me that it wouldn’t be a major part however in the event that I’d jump at the chance to be in the film, they’d be cheerful to have me on board. At that point they completed a screen test one week later and after I go in that, I was affirmed for the part,” Aishwarya relates.
Be that as it may, despite the fact that the film went ahead to end up plainly a hit, Aishwarya, who makes it a point to peruse surveys and film feedback, was harmed by some who’d said she wasn’t a decent performing artist.
“I don’t take feedback that well. I separate. That is my typical system of responding to anything! Be that as it may, toward the day’s end, I endeavor to check whether there’s anything from the feedback that I can take to enhance as an on-screen character,” starts Aishwarya.
“After Njandukalude, there were many audits of individuals who knew me who said that I wasn’t a sufficient performing artist and that influenced me a great deal. I believed I didn’t have enough space to perform. I had a craving for inquiring as to why they couldn’t pause. This was in my mind. Yet, there was something inside me that said I have to enhance by one means or another. That is my bring home from all audits – in the event that I can take something from it which will enhance me as a performing artist or individual, I will take it,” she says.
Love for ‘Mayaanadhi’
Get some information about the hypothesis from a viral blog entry that Mayaanadhi is a blood and guts movie, Aishwarya snickers.
“Indeed, I have perused it,” she says. “I called up Syam sir and asked – whaaat, is it like this?!”
The performing artist goes ahead to discuss the adoration the film has gotten: “I read such huge numbers of flawless surveys that made my cry. Where individuals had associated their encounters with the film. That was an involvement in itself.”
Mayaanadhi is likewise unique due to the fellowship Aishwarya framed with Leona Lishoy and Darshana Rajendran.
“Everybody who saw us on the sets inquired as to whether we knew each other from earlier,” says Aishwarya.
Talking about the Bawra Mann scene when the three ladies bond together finished wine and music, Aishwarya says, “We were so OK with each other. That scene was shot in a gallery. The primary piece of the scene is that I enlighten them regarding Mathan’s past. It must be done as normally conceivable, as normally as individuals savoring wine an overhang, who have such a great amount of nervousness in their souls about different things however are endeavoring to have a decent time can be.”
She goes ahead to include: “The tune happened on the grounds that Leona was hopping everywhere inquiring as to whether we’d heard Darshana’s melody and, at that point, I was tuning in to the tune all the time on my earphones. So Syam sir said we can incorporate the tune in the following scene. We needed to take four takes for it on the grounds that in each take I would cry. I was really so upbeat and I couldn’t control my tears. I’m somebody who experiences difficulty crying on screen however that is exactly how glad I was.”
Aishwarya is available to acting in different enterprises too, but at the same time she’s resolved to rehearse drug, “I’ve finished my home surgency and I need to think about additional. On the off chance that that doesn’t work out, I will fill in as a lesser specialist in a doctor’s facility.”