The famous former heroine Ambika has started donning mother roles right from the film Poovellam Kettu Par which had Surya in the lead role. She continued to don mother roles in the films Jodi, Amarkalam, Vel, Avan Ivan, Jigarthanda and Idhu Enna Maayam. In the film Avan Ivan directed by Bala, she donned the role of Arya’s mother. Her character name was Mariamma. Her dialect and cigar smoking was much spoken about.
After this, she did not get many offers. At this juncture, Vijay Chandar who had earlier directed Vaalu is now directing a film which has Vikram in the lead role. He has approached Ambika to essay the role of Vikram’s mother. The story has the backdrop of North Chennai. Ambika will be speaking Chennai Tamil dialect in this film.
It is worth mentioning that Vikram has completed the first leg of shooting for this untitled film, which will have it resumed by next month. Right no Vikram is busy shooting for the second schedule of Gautham Vasudev Menon’s Dhruva Natchathiram, which will hit screens in August 2017.