A VERSATILE PORTFOLIO
Born and brought up in Dubai, it was home-coming for Catherine as she arrived here for the premiere of Kadamban. The film’s theme relating to nature and earth also finds resonance at a personal level for Catherine – she was an active volunteer of the Emirates Environmental Group. But rather than speak about her days in Dubai, Catherine prefers to speak about her career-graph in Telugu and Tamil, both industries that have accepted her with open arms. While Telugu films might be louder and larger than life, and her choice of films in Tamil have been earthy, rooted-in-the-milieu characters, Catherine says she ‘loves to mix it up,’ giving an eclectic flavour to her portfolio.
“The buzz in Telugu and Tamil are different,” says Catherine, who had to make the transition to Madras after doing the blockbuster Iddarammayilatho with Allu Arjun in Telugu. “I had to start on a blank slate, more so because I was not familiar with the film’s settings (in suburban Chennai).”