Actress Poonam Kaur made her debut in the Tamil film titled Nenju Irrukkum Varai. But after a long time she had acted in the recently released Payanam. She donned the role of an airhostess and captivated the hearts of the audience. Poonam Kaur has now changed her name as Natchatra.
Natchatra while speaking said,” Director Radha Mohan after seeing my acting in Telugu films offered me a role in the Tamil film Payanam. He gave me the role because he thought that I would be suitable for the role.
When he narrated me the story, he said,” This film is about a plane hijack. It will not be a commercial film. There will be no song or dance in this film. Nagarjuna and Prakash Raj are also donning important roles. All the roles are small. You should also act in this film.” But I was little baffled whether to do this role or not. But Radha Mohan further said,” You are going to don the role of an air hostess. Though the role is small, you can definitely bring out your acting skill.” When I found out that there was scope for acting, I immediately gave the nod. Normally the airhostesses have the duty of protecting. In the film Payanam, I will be walking up and down in the plane; there were fewer dialogues for me. But you should speak according to the circumstances.
Radha Mohan sir gave me full freedom to act as per my wish. When I went to the shooting I started living the role. That is why I was able to act well in that hijacked film story. As far as this film is concerned nobody is the hero or heroine but only the story is the hero. I never used make up in this film. People who saw this film are appreciating me very much. I am very happy. All these appreciations are attributed to Radha Mohan sir. Only through Payanam I have made my entry into Tamil cinema. I cannot expect to pair with Surya or Vijay.
First I should prove my mettle in acting in good roles. Many are asking me whether there is any reason for the change of my name. I want to shine in Tamil cinema. So as per the advice of the numerologist I have changed my name as Natchatra. Currently I am acting in a film which has Vishal and Sameera Reddy in the cast. Prabhu Deva is directing this film. I have been given a good role in this film. With regard to glamour, I will definitely act in glamour roles. At the same time I also want to don village girl roles. There are lots of talented directors in Tamil Nadu. By acting in their films, I can definitely earn a good name.”