Chennai: Richa Panai, who couldn't impress as 'Dev Kanya' in her Telugu debut 'Yamudiki Mogudu', wants to make an impressive beginning in Tamil cinema with her maiden venture 'Manadhil Maayam Seidhai'. A love story with revenge backdrop, 'Manadhil Maayam Seidhai' also features Disha, Prince Cecil and Sethu Pillai. Directed by Suresh Kumar, the film's shooting starts Tuesday.
"It's very important that audiences recognise an actor from his or her debut film. Even though audiences appreciated my 'Dev Kanya' role in 'Yamudiki Mogudu', many couldn't recognise me in the character because of the makeup and get-up, hence I purposelly chose a simple character for my Tamil debut," Richa told IANS.
"Since I'm keen on doing more Tamil films, I thought it was essential for me to start with roles people can recognise me with before doing varied ones," she added. Richa, who dubbed in her own voice for 'Yamudiki Mogudu', wants to dub in other languages herself.
"I'm glad dubbing helped me drive away the fear of a language. It gave me a lot of confidence to learn my dialogues and mouth them on the sets while shooting. I plan to dub in other languages, but it will take time because I want to first get used to the language," said Richa, who also has Malayalam films 'Vaadamalli' and 'Sandwich' to her credit.