Gearing up for a New Role

After co-hosting NDP 2021, actress Eswari Gunsagar (MMC '19) faces a new challenge playing the role of a determined MMA fighter in Vasantham drama series “Achamillai Manamae”.

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After emerging as a finalist in Miss Vasantham 2011, Eswari Gunasagar (MMC ‘19) has had an illustrious career playing a range of characters on screen.

In the 25-episode Vasantham series “Achamillai Manamae”, Tamil for “Fearless mind”, Eswari stars as Maya, a courageous three-time MMA champion. Maya's world comes crashing down after a loss to a tenacious newbie fighter. The drama depicts her journey back to the top, while overcoming seemingly insurmountable challenges.

To immerse herself fully into her character, Eswari picked up Muay Thai and trained up to three times a week. She said preparing for such physically demanding roles was nothing new to her, having previously played a police officer with intense action scenes in the Vasantham series “Vettai”.

In this video, we join her for a Muay Thai session at Neue Fit Gym, as she shows us some moves from “Achamillai Manamae” and shares what she hopes viewers will take away from her latest drama.

“Achamillai Manamae” is streaming now with English subtitles on meWATCH.

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