Here's how Aparna Balamurali became Bommi in Soorarai Pottru

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The makers of Soorarai Pottru has released a video in which actor Aparna Balamurali narrates how she landed the meaty role of Bommi in the movie.

The video shows how she had worked hard and prepared extensively to essay the character perfectly on screen.

Wasn't sure of bagging the role

Aparna said that though she had done three films in Tamil, she landed the role after an audition, and till the shooting commenced, she was not sure whether she would be cast in the role or not.

There were several script-reading sessions and workshops before shooting. 

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The Madurai slang

Aparna said that though she knows Tamil to some extent perfecting the slang was a challenge. However, with the team's support, she learned it and even dubbed for her character. Bommi speaks the Madurai dialect in Soorarai Pottru. Aparna had special language trainers to teach her the unique dialect.

Aparna and other actors had begun filming after attending lots of workshops and training sessions under experts, for a few months.  

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Sudha and Suriya

Aparna said that Sudha is a disciplinarian on the set, and she has all the scenes in her mind before the shooting starts and will continue to shoot till she gets the perfect shot.

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Talking about Suriya, Aparna said that he has a lot of patience and respects his co-actors. 

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