Abarnathi is upbeat about the success of Thaen

Actress Abarnathi made her debut in films with a film titled Thean, which released in theatres recently.
Written By Chaiitanya Rao | Updated: March 31, 2021 17:33 IST
Abarnathi is upbeat about the success of Thaen

Abarnathi became a known face to Tamil Nadu people when she took part in Enga Veetu Maapillai reality show featuring Arya. She was known for speaking her mind on the show and post the completion of Enga Veetu Maapillai, she received several opportunities in films. Recently, she made her debut with a Tamil film titled Thaen. She played the role of Poongudi and received applause for her performance.

In a statement, she said, "I am so happy with the positive response for my performance. All credit goes to director Ganesh Vinayakan sir and Cinematographer Sukumaran sir as they helped me prepare for this role efficiently. They suggested not to use any live makeup and shampoos during the shoot. To get the authentic look of a woman living in the respective hill station, I had to get tanned on the hilltop. While shooting for ‘ Jail, the major shooting happened in Kannagi Nagar, and in contrast, we had to travel across various places while filming ‘Thaen’. The location where we shot the movie was a remote village on Theni Hill Station, which had no transportation. The village comprises just 28 families, and they have to walk up and down 9Kms every day for their needs, which will take 3 hours. Later, we filmed few portions in a real Government hospital in Theni, followed by Munnar and Chennai. The entire shoot happened for 30-35 days, and it was a phenomenal experience. The film has showcased me as a performer who can take up any challenging and content-driven roles. What elates me more is everyone appreciating my works, watching the film at various film festivals and theatres that I have more chances to bag National awards. I am keeping my fingers crossed that it happens. So far, the film has won 48 awards at International Film Festivals, and it is getting screened in many film festivals as well."