She never said she would not act in Tamil or Telugu but would do it only when the right chance came. When comedy king Siddique (of Siddique-Lal) called her to act in his Tamil movie Saadhu Mirandal, she was more than happy. Then you cannot really call it a Tamil movie for the people behind the camera were all Malayalees, the movie was filmed in Kochi and the music was by Deepak Dev. For the movie Kavya sports a slim new look very different from her looks in Malayalam films.
Usually these movies are like the camel in the tent thing. Actresses uses one such movie as a stepping stool and before you know they are dancing with Ajith, Vijay and Rajnikanth in absurd movies in colorful dresses. We had asked once, if Kavya would speak Tamil and the answer seems to be, “Not often”. She is back in Malayalam with a few more movies.
She said in one interview that she is not interested in run off the mill roles, but then she will be seen in Kangaroo which is not an intellectually challenging movie as far as we can say. Then if you have decided to stick with Malayalam what options do you have? Both Ms are acting with heroines younger than her and even Dileep is trying that route. That leaves her only with Prithviraj and he is busy in Tamil as well doing only few movies in Malayalam.
It is hard for a heroine to get movies which show her acting skills in Malayalam. Adoor makes movies once in a while and they are mostly meant for film festivals. Ranjith and Kamal tried a few movies and they too seem to have given up. Now a new director, P. Sukuram has cast her as the lead in a movie called Kalabhamazha which claims to have a female oriented script. We think such movies are a hard sell considering the fate of movies like Annorikkal and Gauri Shankaram. Eventually, it has to be just run of the mill movies for survival.