Anjena is the second lead in Simbu’s much-awaited political action thriller.
Anjena Kirti is the latest addition to the cast of director Venkat Prabhu’s upcoming political action thriller Maanaadu. The actress, who has been signed up as the second lead, says that her role is pivotal to the narrative and has been vocal about her experience of working with the director, the movie’s team and, of course, Silambarasan.
According to a Chennai Times report, Anjena bagged the second lead because of her long association with Venkat and his team and their confidence in her that she could pull off the role offered to her and do justice to it. The actress, who recently completed dubbing for the role, has been quoted as saying that her character has been very well etched out. In the same interaction, Anjena also spoke at length about working with Silambarasan, who is popularly known as Simbu. Although Anjena has known Simbu for many years, Maanaadu is their first professional collaboration, which she says was thoroughly enjoyable, given that the actor is a joy to be around with. “This is the first time I am sharing screen space with him. He never fails to encourage his co-stars. I am so glad to have worked with him finally,” Anjena said in the report.
The film, she adds, was shot during the pandemic and was delayed several times on account of the lockdown. Whenever they could shoot, the team followed strict pandemic safety protocols and managed to finish the film.
Meanwhile, Maanaadu apart, Anjana has been working on an as-yet-untitled movie with Shaam and Srikanth in the lead. She is also a part of Aram Sei and a horror flick alongside Kalaiyarasan.
Maanaadu stars Kalyani Priyadharshan, who will be sharing screen space with Silambarasan for the first time. The movie also features SJ Suryah and Premji Amaren, in important roles.