Tamannaah, actor, on vanity, her past life, and loo ettiquette
Q: The oddest place you’ve ever been asked ‘Why did Kattappa kill Baahubali’? A: The airport bathroom. I was making my way to the loo, and someone just randomly stopped and asked me. I was like ‘Can I just finish first and then get to you?’
Q: The toughest day on the sets of Baahubali? A: We were shooting my first fight scene in Mahabaleshwar. It was pouring. It was physically draining: the costume I was wearing was heavy and I was wet. But nothing can stop Raj sir from shooting.
Q: One attribute of Avantika’s you possess/ would like to possess? A: Like her, I don’t appreciate myself for a lot of things I do. A lot of women do this—we only look at the faults and what we could have done better. It’s my parents, friends and family who tell me I’m doing this well and right. Of course, sword-fighting skills would also come in handy.
Q: One thing you can’t do without on set? A: I sound so vain—but I do need my mirror.
Q: Your all-time favourite movie? A: Dil Toh Pagal Hai in Hindi and The Mummy in English. I have a strong feeling that I was an Egyptian in my last life.