Actor Suriya's production venture "Pasanga 2" is doing well at the Chennai box office, beating movies like "Maalai Nerathu Mayakkam", "Bajirao Mastani" and "Dilwale". The film has collected Rs 1.50 crore from two weeks of its theatrical run in Chennai.
The childrens' movie, directed by Pandiraj, stars newcomers Nishesh, Vaishnavi and Aarush, along with Suriya and Amala Paul in secondary roles. Amala portrays child psychiatrist Tamizh Naadans' (Suriya) wife Venba.
Even though she does just an extended cameo, Amala has been receiving positive response from critics and audience alike for her natural way of acting in "Pasanga 2". Amala has reduced the number of movies she does after marriage. But if the audience response to her performance in "Pasanga 2" is anything to go by, people seem eager to see her back on the big screen. However, Amala's gain was the result of a huge loss for Suriya's wife Jyothika.
Jyothika was the first choice of director Pandiaraj for the movie "Pasanga 2", and he had earlier said it "would be nice" if Jyothika played the role of Venba. The actress couldn't take up the project of her home production banner as she was busy shooting for her comeback movie "36 Vayadhinile", the Tamil remake of director Rosshan Andrews' Malayalam movie "How Old Are You", which also marked the comeback of versatile actress Manju Warrier to the industry after 14 years.
Meanwhile, Amala will next be seen in the Malayalam film "2 Penkuttikal", which is expected to hit the theatres in January, then in Tamil flick "Amma Kanakku".