“I have done a role in which it goes in parallel with the hero. Very few people will get such roles in the starting of their career. I am very happy that I am one among them. Even though I am a Tamilian, I was born and brought up in Hyderabad,” stated this cute girl Soumya Sukumar, whose first film ‘Pora Pove’ is all set for release. In an interview, the actress shares about her and the film.
Your background details?
I’m basically a Tamilian, but I was born and brought up in Hyderabad. Dad is a sales tax department job holder, mom is a house wife and I have a younger sister. I know Telugu, Tamil, Hindi, and English and apart from these I know French.
How did you get into the film industry?
I was into modeling since my childhood. I did few Ads for JC Brothers and Swasthik. That is how my journey started.
What is your parents’ reaction on your journey?
I came to the film industry only because of the support of my parents. They respected my decision and have given their support. I am here just because of their support and co-operation.
How did you get this first opportunity?
I came to know that director Krish is doing auditions for ‘Vedam’ and I was selected in that. My first opportunity came without much hard work.
Soumya Sukumar Exclusive Photos How was your working experience in the first film?
In ‘Vedam’ I did a small role i.e. as a friend of Manoj. I was a member of their rock band team. I did the same role in Tamil film ‘Vanam’ which is the remake of ‘Vedam’. That is how I was introduced to both industries with the same film.
How did you get the opportunity in ‘Pora Pove’?
Jayapal Reddy, who worked as assistant cinematographer for ‘Vedam’ has referred my name to the director Lankapalli Srinivas. He did an audition and selected me.
What is the reason behind the title ‘Pora Pove’?
The film has equal importance for both hero and heroine. Once you watch the film, you will get to know the exact reason. The title is apt as well as catchy for the film.
What is your role in the film?
In the film, both the hero and heroine have equal importance. I did a bubbly role. Even the role of hero is an easy going type.
Tell us about your director?
Director Lankapally Srinivas has picturized the film with a wonderful story. It is a clean film where everyone can watch. Each and every scene in the film was picturized with good care. The film is a mixed bag with all the elements like comedy, emotions etc.
Tell us about your producer? Srinivas and Veerendra did tremendous job. They trusted the story and has not compromised in any aspect. They made ‘Pora Pove’ with perfect planning from starting to till the end. They are taking the same care for the release even.
Have you seen the film? What are your feelings?
I have watched the first copy of the film. There was a positive response from the team unit. Now, we are waiting for audience response.
Who are your favorite heroes?
Stylish star Allu Arjun and Prince Mahesh Babu are my favorite heroes.
Who are your favorite heroines?
Aishwarya Rai, Genelia and Samantha are my favorite heroines.
Do you have a dream role?
I always have a desire to act characters like that of Genelia's in ‘Bommarillu’ and the character of Sridevi in ‘Kshana Kshanam’ and also a movie like ‘Geetanjali’.
What is your next project?
I have few offers, they are still in the pipeline. I will update the same very soon.