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Ac­tress Tamannaah Bhatia, who chats with The Ben­galuru Chron­i­cle

about how lan­guage is not a bar­rier when pick­ing films. Though she be­gan her act­ing ca­reer at age 15 in a Bol­ly­wood pro­duc­tion, it is safe to call Tamannaah Bhatia a south­ern sen­sa­tion, es­pe­cially af­ter her hugely suc­cess­ful role in Baahubali. With the shoot­ing for movie’s se­quel still on floors, the ac­tress speaks with The Ben­galuru

Chron­i­cle about her jour­ney in Tol­ly­wood. Did your ca­reer graph ex­pe­ri­ence a big change af­ter Baahubali? I think that the movie was very in­stru­men­tal in chang­ing the way peo­ple look at me. I had a girl-next-door im­age be­fore the movie, which has def­i­nitely changed since then. The film also helped me bag sev­eral big scripts. Be­ing part of such a huge film has made a lot more peo­ple ac­cept me than be­fore. I believe that the con­tent is very im­por­tant. I also like to do pot boil­ers and my ca­reer has been a per­fect bal­ance of both. How is the shoot of Bahubali 2 go­ing? We will be shoot­ing for the film a bit in De­cem­ber, af­ter that I will be done with the film. What holds you back from doing more Bol­ly­wood films? When I am doing a Hindi film, I don’t just want to do it be­cause it is a Bol­ly­wood film. I want to do it if it has a good script. I also have con­sis­tent line up of Tol­ly­wood movies. I am very care­ful when I take up a Hindi project, hence I hold back. I am read­ing many scripts right now, and it feels nice to do films out­side of the South in­dus­try. How did you re­act when your Hindi films failed at the box of­fice? Per­haps if I were a new­comer, I would have had a stronger re­ac­tion. But, since I have seen many hits and flops down south, it wasn’t dis­turb­ing for me. It is not about a big film or a small one, at the end of the day it is all about what the peo­ple are watch­ing. Some­times, even un­pop­u­lar films have amaz­ing con­tent. I al­ways wanted to do films that ex­cite me.

Ac­tress Tamannaah Bhatia.

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