As Mohanlal starrer Big Brother is running into packed theatres, the audience is enquiring about the charming leading lady. Mirna Menon, the latest entrant to Mollywood, plays the role of Arya Shetty.
The newbie has delivered a power-packed performance, drawing the attention of the critics and the audience alike. Santhosh Kumar and Shobana Santhosh are Mirna's parents. She also has two sisters. Mirna who is currently settled in Chennai talks about her home town Idukki and her love for food.
Favourite place in Idukki
Her favourite place is Ramakkalmedu. As it is quite close to her ancestral home, she used to spend many evenings in Ramakkalmedu. She reminisces the beautiful feeling of spending time with her friends there.
Ellum kappayum (boiled tapioca mixed with beef on bones cooked in spicy gravy) that gets me excited every time I think about it.
Best memories in Idukki
My school days were quite special. I studied at the Ramakkalmedu Sacred Heart School. The teachers who had taught my parents had taught me as well. I really adore all those special moments.
What do you miss the most about Idukki?
I really miss the beautiful climate of our place. I miss the mist, the cool breeze and the chilly weather of Idukki wherever I go. I miss the food too.
Ramakkalmedu, where the stunning beauty of nature joins hands with the creative imagination of man is one of the major tourist destinations in Kerala. The scintillating 'kuravan-kurathi' statue and the beautiful nature draws hundreds of tourists every year. The distant views of Tamil Nadu, the serene beauty of the sunrise, the enchanting lightings at night and the majestic Ramakallu which is around 3630 feet above the sea level are some of the other attractions here.
The 'kuravan-kurathi' statue, which is 37 feet tall, is the largest among the twin statues in Kerala. Ramakkalmedu is 133 kilometres and 136 kilometres from Kottayam and Kochi respectively.