With the COVID-19 lockdown in India, many celebrities are going LIVE on social media to take time and engage with their fans.

Recently, Bigg Boss Vanitha went LIVE with Astro Ulagam and shared many interesting moments from her early days as an actress.

Vanitha admitted that she began acting in revenge mode.

"I was an introvert. Very shy, but no one will believe it now. I'm very silent and don't even speak much. I was studious and a fast learner who did debates and essay writing," Vanitha explained.

According to Vanitha, she was not a heroine material at that time. She was chubby and has a dusky complexion.

"My sister Sridevi was already a famous child artist. Brother Arun Vijay was training to get into acting and sister Preeta was a good dancer, and also interested in acting. So, everyone in my family except me was interested in acting," Vanitha explained.

Director Nambirajan was the one who discovered Vanitha. "It's probably my fate," she added.

"At first, my family was shocked at home when I received an offer to act. But personally, I felt like everyone was trying to get into acting and I was getting the chance," she said.

She felt challenged that everyone thought she can't act. For 7 to 8 months, Vanitha worked hard to prepare herself for the film 'Chandralekha' with Thalapathy Vijay.

"After that, I was no longer interested in acting. I went into direction and production. I felt like no one should be able to dictate what I'm supposed to do. But I know it's not the right to think that way now," Vanitha admitted.

The Bigg Boss star saw her life changing after the show as she was able to express and connect with TV audience on a different note. Good luck to her and all her future endeavours. Also, don't forget to check out her new YouTube channel: Vanitha Vijayakumar.

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