With the release of Malayalam film ‘Oh My Darling’, Anekha Surendran admits to being nervous.

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Anekha Surendran with Melvin J. Babu in the film
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Anekha Surendran with Melvin J. Babu in the film Photo credit: Special Arrangements

oh my dear This is a big deal for Anekha Surendran. The former child actor, now 18, is making her ‘debut’ as the lead heroine in the film directed by Alfred D. Samuel. As much as she is looking forward to the film, she is also nervous. Being one of the lead actors “comes with a huge responsibility. I have been seen as a child actor and audiences will now see me as a ‘grown-up’ heroine. There will be expectations from me,” Anekha says.

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Although she debuted as a ‘model’ at the age of just eight months, for her acting in the film Little Mumbai (2007) She was three years old. “It seems like I’ve grown up in the public eye, it’s been a gradual, step-by-step process to get here,” Anekha says over the phone. Has been a part of such films. great father, Bhaskar the Rascal, Kada Thodrono, 5 SundrikalAnd Bavuttyude Namathil. She has also been a part of Tamil films. Nanam Rudithan, Yenai ArndahlAnd Wisham; Also Tamil web series the queen.

Anekha also worked in Tamil and Telugu films in a career spanning 15 years.

I oh my dearAnekha is a college student, Jenny while Mukesh and Leena write an essay on her parents. The film also stars Manju Pillai, Johnny Antony, Nando, Melvin J. Babu, and Shaju KS.

“A lot of the things shown in the movie are what people my age do, or any Gen Z kid for that matter. It’s not necessarily how I behave or who I am, but a lot of people in my generation are like that. It’s a light film,” she says when asked how intimacy is portrayed in the film. “I grew up watching English shows and movies, so I’m weird about kissing. Not, for example, why not if the character calls for it. There’s nothing wrong with kissing… why not make it normal instead of making a big deal out of it? The film is a love story of two college students and what happens in their lives.

Social dominance

Anekha has a huge fan following on Instagram, a staggering 1.4 million; Veterans like Manju Warrier and Parvathy Thiruvuthu have three and two million plus respectively. Anekha takes data in her stride, fully aware of investing heavily in social media and her data. “During the lockdown, I got into it a lot and it ruined my mental health. So I took some time off and now I don’t spend much time on it. However, he is grateful for the support. has come her way on the platform. “There are a few fan pages that have been very supportive and have my back.”

This year is also special because, he made his Telugu debut as a lead. Buttah BahmaTelugu remake of Malayalam movie Kapila. His performance in the film, which released earlier this month, has been appreciated. He has other projects in Malayalam. Dear your Vedawhich also releases on February 25, and is under production King of the room Dulquer Salmaan acted. He is a part of Tamil films. Mr. PT And Vasovian Garbinicle.

Anekha Surendran

Anekha Surendran | Photo credit: Special Arrangements

Since he has acted – as a child artiste – with Mohanlal, Mammootty, Jayaram, Kanchakku Boban, Dulquer, and Jayasuriya – does he have a favourite? “Not really. Tovino Thomas is one of my favorite actors and Vineeth Srinivasan. I loved him. Mukundan Ooni and Associates!

Her favorite movie or set memory where she had fun was Dressed Up. 5 Sundrikal [Sethulakshmi]For which he received the Kerala State Award for Best Child Actor in 2013. “That film is close to my heart. It was one of the few times when there was someone my age on set. Chetan [Jayalal] The second was a baby and it was a lot of fun.

Busy with projects in Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu, she says Malayalam will always be special to her.

Now that she is out of child actor roles, what does she look for in a role? “Instead of screen space or time, I’m interested in how good the team is, the character and the character,” says Anikha.

Oh My Darling releases on February 24.

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