Anu Sonara, the younger sister of actress Anu Sithara is debuting in the Malayalam film industry through Kshanam, a movie directed by Suresh Unnithan.
The shoot of the horror film has started in Kuttikkanam. The schoolgirl says she is happy about the big screen debut, which has been a long-time ambition.
“I play the ghost of a 16-year-old girl in the movie. She is the central character in the film,” says Anu Sonara, who hints that there are many novel things about the role. “The costumes are very different from the ones that we generally see in such films,” she explains.
Anu Sonara, who is a Class 12 student in Kalpetta, is also a dancer who has won many prizes at the school level. “In my dance class, it was my hobby to scare people by playing a ghost as soon as the lamp was lit in the evening. When this offer came along, everybody joked that I already have enough practice doing it. My dad Abdul Salam, who is also a theatre artiste, is the one who helped me pick the role,” says the youngster, who says kathakali and mohiniyattam are her favourite dance forms. “But, I perform mohiniyattam the most,” she says.
Is it her sister’s stint in films that brought her into the field? Anu Sonara says, “I was interested in acting right from my childhood. Last year in August, I had acted in a short film, named Anjali, The Journey of an Angel. There are a few offers coming in now, I hope to pick the ones that suit me the best.”