Impressed by Uma Riyaz's performance in 'Mounaguru', National Award winning director Bala has asked the actress to play Atharva's mother in his forthcoming venture, which has been tentatively titled 'Eriyum Thanal'.
"I would have sure denied playing the protagonist's mom if the offer was from someone else. Since it is Bala, who is one of the great filmmakers of the industry, I have sought time from him to take a decision," says the 39-year-old actress.
Uma, who enacted a pregnant police officer in the Arulnidhi starrer, won the admiration of everyone. Almost all reviews of the movie had a special mention on her beautiful portrayal of the role and her phone is ringing non-stop since its release.
"Many from Kollywood appreciated me for my Mounaguru character. At this point of time, I would like to recall the encouraging words of Kamal Haasan when I worked with him for Anbe Sivam. But unfortunately, most of my scenes in that movie were chopped during editing," she says.