My fab­u­lous Fri­day

Ahead of the Dubai pre­miere of her show Danc­ing Drums, the 46-year-old award­win­ning In­dian ac­tress and danseuse tells us of week­ends as a book­worm and cinephile

Friday - - Up Close And Personal -


There’s a track in Ya­man raga from my mu­si­cal Kr­ishna that I can lis­ten to on re­peat. We must have re­hearsed with it at least 2,000 times, per­formed a 100 shows… and I still can’t get enough of it. It is just beau­ti­ful, ro­man­tic and an in­cred­i­bly en­tranc­ing tune.


Chen­nai is home, but I love vis­it­ing Dubai. The city has a fan­tas­tic au­di­ence – eclec­tic, dis­cern­ing and open to dif­fer­ent artis­tic in­ter­pre­ta­tions. When I’m per­form­ing here I do try to slip out to sight­see be­tween prepa­ra­tions for the show. I’M A FUNCTIONISTA The last thing I splurged on was a pair of sun­glasses be­cause I looked bet­ter than I usu­ally do with it on. I don’t spend much time fol­low­ing fash­ion and my fray­ing pink rub­ber slip­pers – the one pair of footwear I own – stand tes­ti­mony to that! I’m look­ing for­ward to watch­ing Sully and Inferno . My favourite films are The Green Mile, Sta­lag 17 and my Malay­alam film Then­mavin komabth. But my all-time favourite is The Bridges of Madi­son County – such sen­si­tive act­ing by its lead ac­tors.

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