The actor has received the Kerala State Movie Award for the Greatest Character Actor (Feminine) for her position in ‘Vasanthi’
Swasika Vijay has not but come to phrases with the truth that she is now a Kerala State Movie award winner. She was adjudged the Greatest Character Actor (Feminine) on the fiftieth Kerala State Movie Awards introduced not too long ago for her titular position in Rahman Brothers’ Vasanthi, which additionally received the awards for the very best movie and the very best script.
With compliments nonetheless pouring in, Swasika is on cloud 9. “Till the winners had been introduced we had no expectations for the movie, not to mention an award for me. I used to be thrown off stability when my identify was introduced. It appears unreal,” says Swasika.
Vasanthi is the journey of a girl, an orphan who leaves residence solely to be caught within the ups and downs of life. The narrative is concerning the males she encounters, her relationships and, lastly, her emergence as a survivor. “She turns into sturdy, emotionally and mentally. The film is experimental in that the story is informed by a artistic mix of theatre and cinema,” she provides.
Swasika heard the story in 2016 from actor Siju Wilson, additionally the producer of the film. The shoot was accomplished in 2018 itself. After a preview present early this yr, it was prepared for a theatre launch when the pandemic pressured cinemas to close down.
Acquainted to the Malayali viewers as a serial artiste, tv anchor, dancer, stage performer and mannequin, Swasika feels that the popularity will assist her in the long term. Though she has been round within the business for practically a decade now, character roles have eluded her. Additionally, it has been a backwards and forwards journey between cinema and tv. “The award has given me the validation that I all the time wished as an artiste. It must clear the doubts about my work,” she says.
A local of Muvattupuzha, Swasika, a dancer, had set her eyes on cinema. “My household has zero reference to the leisure business. However they supported me whole-heartedly once they realised that I used to be severe about performing,” she says. Finally she had her début, that too in Tamil, in Vaigai (2009). A number of Tamil films later, she began working in Malayalam. Amongst her early tasks had been Prabhuvinte Makkal, Cinema Firm and Ayalum Njaanum Thammil.
Later, she converted to tv. “Whereas the mini-screen is taken into account a stepping stone to films, I took the opposite method spherical. I used to be even suggested to not do tv as a result of as soon as you’re labelled a serial artiste, it might be tough to get into cinema. They had been proper to some extent,” she says.
Though she bought position in Kattappanayile Rithwik Roshan (2016), the flicks that adopted didn’t assist her profession. Within the meantime she turned a favorite of the tv viewers by serials equivalent to Chinthavishtayaya Seetha and Seetha. “I had nearly given up hope of getting meaty roles in cinema. That was when, final yr, I turned a part of two massive tasks — Porinju Mariyam Jose and Ittimaani Made In China,” she says.
The artiste remembers how she misplaced a number of roles due to her appears to be like. She recounts how a “reputed feminine actor” commented on a tv present about “my pimples and lengthy nostril” and the way she didn’t seem like a heroine. “I used to be in school eleven then and people remarks devastated me. I had my battle with pimples for a very long time. Nevertheless, after a degree I finished bothering about it. Now, on the age of 28, I preserve doing my job with the identical pimpled face and lengthy nostril! In truth, in Vasanthi, I haven’t used make-up in a number of scenes,” she laughs.
She’s going to quickly be taking pictures for a movie with State award-winner Suraj Venjaramoodu, which shall be directed by M Padmakumar. She has additionally been doing quick movies and is at present anchoring the present Crimson Carpet on Amrita TV.
Swasika admits that she is impressed by the profession trajectory of artistes equivalent to Asha Sharath and Lena, who’ve efficiently forayed into cinema from tv. “I don’t know if I’ll get the sort of roles they’ve completed or are nonetheless doing. However I’m hoping for the very best,” she indicators off.