When everyone is eager to celebrate Mother's day on May 12, Mollywood actress Urvashi shared her views on motherhood. She was responding to mathrubhumi.com in a Mother’s day special interview on her roles in movies.
Urvashi played the role of mother in many movies from her young age. She won hearts of audience with her role as a mother in movies like Malootty, Achuvinte Amma and Ente Ummante Peru.
She started playing role of mother from her first movie in Tamil ‘Mundhanai Mudichu’ which was released in 1983. Ente Ummante Peru released in 2018 was her last movie in which she played the role of mother.
“There is a mother in every girl. Because of this, I don’t have much trouble while playing the role of mother,” said Urvashi.
I have been acting as mother from my first Tamil movie at a young age. I had not completed 14 years when I acted in ‘Mundhanai Mudichu’.
In that movie I played the role of a girl who falls in love with a single father and she vows herself to remove her uterus to love the man’s child as her own child. The hero refuses to accept her love thinking she will not love his baby. So in the climax seen, the heroine character played by me gets admitted in a hospital to remove uterus to prove her love. From this movie, I played character of mother in different shades in numerous movies throughout my career.
I have acted in many such movies. Some characters in movies were more matured than me. When I made a comeback to movies after giving birth to my daughter I opted movies in which mother was the central character. Achuvinte Amma, Mummy and Me and Ente Ummante Peru were the movies that made headlines because of the mother's character.
I think when a mother’s role gets highlighted in the movie, the character became the heroine and such roles make headlines, said the actress.
Achuvinte Amma and Ente Ummante Peru discussed about the story of a mother who is new for the audience. Both movies narrated the story of woman who enjoys motherhood without giving birth to a child.
I think everyone can be a mother. Sometimes, a father takes up the role of mother in his life. Motherhood is an emotion. We have seen elder sisters look after younger ones with the responsibility of a mother. I was born and brought up in such a joint family. In the family, I looked after my younger cousins as a mother.
Even little girls enjoy playing as mother with their doll. They love dolls as they love the game of mother and baby.
When I was acting in Achuvinte Amma, I was not matured enough to play the mother’s role as heroine. I think I am not matured enough today too.
The character in the movie is really close to my heart and it's a great feeling.
My character in the movie portrayed the life of a woman who brought up an orphan girl child as her own daughter. She dedicated her life for the girl but one day the daughter leaves her. Despite getting depressed, she takes a strong decision from it.
There are many scenes in the movie which looks very natural. So Achuvinte Amma is my all time favourite movie. There is no doubt in it, Urvashi added.