I AM A GLOBAL ACTOR, LANGUAGE IS NOT A BARRIER
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.