IPL anchor girl Lekha Washington became a national celebrity during the recent Twenty:20 season that captured the public’s imagination. Now she’s turning her newfound fame into success on the bigger screen.
Born in Chennai, SS Radio VJ Lekha will be starring in Jayam Kondaan opposite Vijay and another fast-rising star, Bhavana. How does she feel about these latest developments in her career? “Career-wise, I am very optimistic and charged up,” she says, “I am in a good place. The IPL exposure opened many doors. I may sign a Bollywood film in October. A heroine role in Kollywood is on the cards too. So I may have to do a balancing act, shuttling between Mumbai and Chennai.”
But coming from Chennai, her roots of course lie in Kollywood, the Tamil-language industry, “Kollywood gave me my first film,” she explains, “I have great trust and faith in the youthful cinema here. Both mega projects and small budget films are breaking barriers.”