This stunning and talented actress who debuted with the Malayalam film Njandukalude Naattil Oridavela (2017) is just a few films old but already the talk of the town down south. Having made her debut opposite the Malayalam superstar Nivin Pauly, she definitely had a great head start into the South Indian film industry. Aishwarya Lekshmi since then has not looked back. The actress’ last two films Varathan and Vijay Superum Pournamiyum were mega-hits. Her Varathan co-star was none other than Fahadh Faasil, the very versatile and one of the most skillful actors we have in the South film industry.
For Aishwarya Lekshmi, who grew up in Thiruvananthapuram and studied in a convent school in the same city, modelling and acting were not the professions she grew up thinking of or encouraged to get into. The actress’ parents who are both government employees wanted Aishwarya to pursue higher studies, which she did. She did her MBBS and is a qualified doctor too. Yes, she is the perfect example of a beauty with brains. But, this MBBS degree holder jumped into modelling and acting the minute she saw an opportunity.
Though the actress started her career with modelling she was soon picked for Althaf Salim‘s film – Njandukalude Naattil Oridavela after she passed the screen test. The actress had a small role in the film playing the character of Rachel which she portrayed really well.
This Malayalam actress later went on to sign an Aashiq Abu film titled Mayaanadhi opposite Tovino Thomas. When the film released on 22nd December 2017, it received great reviews from both the critics and audience. Both actor, Mathan (Tovino) and Aparna (Aishwarya) soon became a hit pair. Mayaanadhi’s Aparna was a character that not someone you see very often in Malayalam films. A bold film with bold actors, Mayaanadhi is simply brilliant. With some tastefully shot love-making scenes, Mayaanadhi gave Malayalam film industry and its audience a taste of real life and real people.
Varathan was directed by Amal Neerad who is known for directing hit films like Big B (2007), Sagar Alias Jacky (2009), CIA: Comrade in America (2017) and so many more. Nazriya Nazim & Amal Neerad jointly produced this film. This Amal Neerad film gives you all the right feels and looks spooky thanks to its background score and brilliant acting skills by the artists involved. You can witness a glimpse of it in the trailer below:
Varathan opened to brilliant reviews from both the critics and the audience.
What do you think? Check out the trailer right here, if you haven’t already!