Some artistes stay away from limelight. Chhaya Kadam is one of them. Starting with ‘Bai Manoos‘, Chhaya has till now performed in about 15 + films. Some of her roles were memorable, including the characters played by her in ‘Fandry‘ and ‘Bai Manoos’. But, Chhaya herself is surprised that in spite of playing the important character of Suman Akka, (who offers shelter to Parshya and Archie in Hyderabad), in the film ‘Sairat‘, people don’t recognize her at public places. On the other side, Akash, Rinku, Tanaji & Arbaaz have become popular within just 2 months time.
MarathiMovieWorld.com met Chhaya Kadam during the ‘Sairat‘ success party, when she was sitting quietly in one corner of the hall. After greeting her on her film’s success, we did ask her, as to why she was not surrounded by the people. And, to our surprise, she said that People still don’t recognize her as an actress. She even narrated a recent incidence, when she was being introduced by her friends to some people. “When they introduced me to these people, they were asked whether they had seen ‘Sairat‘. And, they proudly declared that they had seen the film 3 times. Then, how come you don’t know our friend? They asked. And, they looked at me, expressing surprise, ‘Oh you!’.Can you speak Marathi ? We thought Suman Akka was a real Hyderabadi woman. It’s a pleasure meeting you. They finally greeted.”
But, Suman has no regrets. “I am more happy that the kind of characters I have played are so realistic. Moreover, the success of ‘Sairat‘ makes me more happy, as I am part of this team.” She added. It may be recalled that before entering acting field, Chhaya was a national level kabaddi player. During her school and college days, she had devoted herself to this popular Indian game. But, today, she seems to have focused her attention on acting. She has also received offers from Hindi films. And, she is also part of Soumendra Padhi’s national award winning children’s film ‘Duronto‘. So, Chahya is in this industry at the most appropriate time and she will surely find better roles, to prove her mettle, as an actress. We wish her all the best.