Working with Bala a blessing: Atharva

Chennai, Nov 25 (IANS) Two films old Tamil actor Atharva Murali teamed up with Bala for Tamil period−drama "Paradesi" and says it was a blessing working with the director.

"I feel blessed to have worked with Bala sir so early in my career. All actors who've worked with him to date are one of the finest actors in the industry, and I don't know if I'll be one too, but I'm confident the experience of working with him is priceless," Atharva told reporters here Sunday.

He was speaking at the audio launch of "Paradesi".

The film, which also stars Vedhika Kumar and Dhansika, is set in pre−Independence India and the film shows affliction of plantation workers in southern India.

Based on the Tamil translation of Paul Harris Daniel's English novel "Red Tea", it is coming out Dec 21.