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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).”

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