I’m deserving of stronger characters, says Mamta Mohandas

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By Haricharan Pudipeddi

Jun 19, 2024

In her nearly two-decade-long career, Mamta Mohandas has only starred in five Tamil films, including her latest release–Maharaja (2024).

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In the Vijay Sethupathi starrer, Mamta Mohandas plays a character called Asifa, who works as a physical education teacher in a school.

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She talks about her comeback to Tamil cinema with Maharaja and what she found enjoyed, besides the lack of female characters and working with Vijay Sethupathi.

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“I could only accommodate 2 to 3 films. I heard a few scripts in Tamil but they were not to my satisfaction, but then Maharaja came along,” she said about talking about picking scripts.

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“I’m looking at a certain kind of positioning when I listen to scripts and when I don’t get that, I’m not going to do it. Be it any industry, I feel I’m deserving of better characters and movies.”

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“There’s a dearth of heroines who can shoulder stronger characters. I see myself taking up such strong characters and doing films,” she concluded.

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About the film she said, “I never thought Maharaja would arrive at this kind of climax when I first heard the story. However, when I watched it, I was mind-blown.”

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About Vijay Sethupathi she said, “He is more than just a hero to me; he’s a strong artiste, and I respect him greatly because of this. He’s simply a class apart.”

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