Vega: The New Kollywood Kid in Mumbai

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Vega made a big impact as a student in the title role of Saroja in Kollywood last year and was immediately snapped up for her first Bollywood break in the movie Aamras, where she plays the part of a schoolteacher. Was she happy with the outcome? “Yes. Very much so,” she confirms, “Aamras is a small film with a comfortable mix of newcomers and established actresses like Reema Lagoo and Zarina Wahab. The film has been directed by Rupali Guha, daughter of veteran filmmaker Basu Chatterjee. And it’s doing better than what we expected. Like my first Tamil film, my debut Hindi film has also done well.”

But Vega is not just one more pretty face on screen. The Chhattisgarh-born actress was brought up in Australia and has a degree in Economics from the University of New South Wales as having attended the Institute of Management in Bangalore. In addition, she still sees her main interest as the theatre and has ambitions to be seen as a serious actress.

So what does the future hold for her? “As of now, I’m waiting for my Telugu film Housefull to release,” she explains, “My theatre company and I will be going to Bangalore next month with our play, Aao Saathi Sapna Dekhen, which won us the META award in 2009.”

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