I am from...
I am from all over. I was brought up in Chennai. My mom is from Goa, dad is Burmese, Italian, Punjabi, etc. Washington is my surname and that makes me an example of national integration.
How did Vedam come?
Krish was searching for an actor to do my character ‘Lasya’. He was the one who found me. The makers of the movie heard about me from Bombay. I was flown in. They narrated the story on day and I immediately signed the movie and was shooting for it.
I accepted Vedam because it is being part of something quite larger than life. We get some opportunities we really believe in and this was one of them. There is no way, I would have said ‘no’ to a movie like this.
Your favourite character in Vedam
When the story was narrated to me, I think out of all the characters, ‘Lasya’ character was a little biased. I love my character in the movie.
Manoj is good fun. He is always mental on the sets. He is like the ‘energiser’ bunny, he has a lot of energy. For the fight and song sequences he was out there to perform. I am humbled and honoured to be his co-star.
Working in an unknown language
I am not completely oblivious about what’s going on during shooting. I know Tamil. Therefore Telugu is not so far off. Besides, Krish and other members of the team were kind enough to help me out with the language. I was given a very strong idea of what was going on and because of his explaining, I understood quite clearly.
Most loved song in Vedam
I will have to say, the most loved song from ‘Vedam’ was the first song of the movie. Krish has a lot of guts to start a film with a song. The reason I like the song is not just because its my song, it is catchy, I keep listening to ‘Padha Padha Padha’.
Krish is a visionary. Although everyone says he is national award winning, etc .more than anything else, he is someone to learn a lot from. He has great communication skills, great PR skills; he knows what he wants and how to get it. He also has the balls to try what no one else has tried.
Reason to sign the film
I liked the story. I didn’t know anything about the actors. I signed the film because the way Krish told the story. This is going to be a brilliant film. I think I’ve been shameless in saying while the movie was being shot or even before it released. I was confident it will be a big hit.
Music in Vedam
About the music in the film, all the songs are different from others. The music in the movie shows Krish’s eclectic music taste because everything from James Brown to D2, There is so much beautiful influence of music. There is never ever relevant. He has managed to start the film with a song. He has continued it with the pace and it has never been misconnected. The music is half the film.
Other actors in Vedam
I think all the actors in Vedam have managed to pull it off. They have proved their mettle. All the actors acted well. My favourite part of the movie was when Bunny returns the money to the old man. It brought me tears and if it brought me tears for someone who is part of the film, it would have surely brought the same in the audience.
My future projects
Currently I am shooting for a Kannada film with Indrajith Lankesh besides this I am going to wrap up a Tamil film directed by Pushkar- Gayathri and then I am hopefully going back to Bombay and promote my Hindi movie.
Lekha: Thank you IndiaGlitz viewers. Please spread the good word about Vedam. Thank you for being my fan. Much Love.