Priyamani is keeping her fingers crossed for Charulatha, which is by far the biggest film in her career. Directed by Pon Kumaran, the film is inspired from a Thai horror film Alone, although Priyamani insists that the script has been modified completely to suit the local sensibilities. “We have only bits and pieces from Alone. Pon Kumaran has made a good family entertainer and I am playing conjoined twins for the first time. They share a special bond and the story takes a different turn when one of the twins falls in love with a guy,” Priyamani reveals. So how did she manage to play the roles? “I must thank my body double Deepika for being quite helpful throughout the film. Charulatha was quite a challenging film for me because I had to play both the roles and shoot every shot twice, since it’s a bilingual film. The film unit would patiently wait for me to change into the other character. Everyone was so helpful,” Priyamani says. She had earlier worked with Pon Kumaran in the latter’s debut film Vishnuvardhana and she agrees that it was a delight to work with him again. “He’s open to suggestions and gives everyone so much freedom to experiment. I really wish the film clicks at box office and for the first time in my career, a film is releasing in all the four South Indian states,” she says. Will she sign any Telugu film in near future? “I am waiting for the right offers. As of now, I am eagerly looking forward to see how people react to Charulatha,” she says.
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