Mehrene Kaur Pirzada made her Tamil debut in director Suseenthiran’s Nenjil Thunivirundhal. However, her portions were entirely cut from the film after many complained that the film was lengthy. It was not an ideal entry for a newcomer. But, she landed a offer in Dhanush’s Pattas, directed by Durai Senthil Kumar.
Pattas, in which Dhanush plays dual roles, will release on January 15. In an interview, Mehreen said, “Dhanush and I play a slum-dwellers in Pattas, so we had to shoot several portions in a slum. It was my first such shoot and a totally new experience.” She also said that she was nervous during the shoot.
“I was already quite nervous, because I was working with an actor of Dhanush's calibre. Moreover, huge crowds had gathered to see him. This added to my anxiety as I am not as fluent in Tamil as I am in Telugu and I had a very long dialogue to deliver. So I was anxious to get my lines right and emote opposite him at the same time, “ she added.
Mehreen took a breathe when the residents of the area called her Honey, her character from Telugu film F2. “To my surprise, I heard voices calling out 'Honey, Honey' to me from the crowds. This was my character's name from F2. I learnt that the crowds were mainly Telugu-speaking there and so they were familiar with my Telugu films. I felt a bit more relaxed as I could converse with them in Telugu in the breaks,” she concluded.