Street tales

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While taking pictures for the GV Prakash-starrer Selfie, actor Varsha Bollamma had to shoot quite rather a lot of scenes within the crowded streets of Triplicane, Chennai. “I became as soon as visiting the dwelling for the principle time. Though the lanes were crowded, the other folks were disciplined. No person stricken us whereas taking pictures. They traditional to come us handiest after we performed shoot for the day. The distance had advantageous vitality and vibe. Those were pre-covid occasions, so there became as soon as no must mask up bask in now,” says Varsha. 

She moreover got to fashion local delicacies, thanks to her co-megastar. “GV Prakash knew a local from the build he ordered samosas and lassi for us. It is miles basically the most delicious lassi I in fact private ever tasted. For as soon as, I didn’t depend my energy and gorged on it each day.”

Taking pictures inside of a confined space, bask in a cramped dwelling, became as soon because it sounds as if a current expertise for Varsha. “The rooms were cramped so it became as soon as moderately a assignment to space the cameras. At occasions, the cameraman had to squeeze himself at the benefit of the camera to shoot. We moreover had to space extra lights to shoot in about a gloomy locations, adding to the distance crunch.” If that wasn’t sufficient, Varsha got hit unintentionally whereas filming a stunt sequence.

“It became as soon as presupposed to be a unsuitable slap bask in it’s in most cases performed in such scenes. But since the stuntman became as soon as inexperienced, he overlooked his timing and didn’t swing his hand faraway from me rapid sufficient as he became as soon as presupposed to. As a consequence, he ended up in fact slapping me on my cheek. It became as soon as so surprising and painful that I in fact fell down under the influence.” All people rushed to her merit and the stuntman apologised. “I felt embarrassed for falling down in entrance of everyone. The full unit and director Madhimaaran, alternatively, were so working out and edifying that I quickly got over it. Happily, the pick became as soon as worthy and we didn’t must reshoot it.”

The taking pictures moreover gave Varsha a chance to relive her college days as she filmed some portions inside of a easy bus, packed with other folks. “Those scenes were shot within the inviting automobile on the outskirts of Chennai. The bus would handiest stop as soon as rapidly for breaks or for altering the camera lens. It’s been a in fact very lengthy time since I’ve enjoyed a bus hotfoot. The fun vibes reminded me of my college days. It became as soon as bask in inviting merit in time for those few hours,” she concludes. 

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