Trisha is undoubtedly one of the biggest names in south Indian cinema.
And with the kinda success that seems to rest pretty lightly on her beautiful head, she comes across even today, as a no-nonsense, to-the-point of being honest and friendly.
If she doesn't like something, she will point it out without much ado. She has the grace and restraint and we have seen her use both in plenty on many occasions.
In this exclusive chat with Sridevi Sreedhar, Trisha speaks.
How come you are in Chennai?
I got a one-week break from Bodyguard and I rushed back home to catch up with friends. And trust me, every day I am dining out with either friends or family. Enjoying every bit of it.
How is Bodyguard shaping up?
It’s fantastic. The script is to die for, as it is a very emotional love story. I have started loving the character that I am doing. She is bold, rooted and yet very modern. Venkatesh too is looking so good and we have completed the first schedule of the college scenes and a song.
Dont you feel that you will be compared to Nayanthara and Asin?
Oh yes, right from the beginning everyone is speaking about this and by the time, the film releases, the comparison will also be with Bebo (Kareena Kapoor who is doing the Hindi version). But let me tell you that I have stopped taking any reference from Malayalam Bodyguard or Kaavalan. I am going to be myself (laughs).
But you had said earlier that you liked Asin to Nayanthara, after watching both the versions?
That's not true. I liked both of them. I feel that Nayanthara underplayed the role which suited sensibilities of Malayalee audiences and Asin overdid it in Tamil. I want to follow something in between. In Telugu, the director Gopi has made minor changes.
Who are the other characters?
Prakash Raj plays my dad and Saloni is doing my friend’s role. We are starting the next schedule in Visag and Hyderabad and it is going to be a long one (smiles).
Why are you not signing any new films?
I am extremely happy the way my career is going. There was a time when I used to do couple of films at the same time but today, I am at a stage where I am able to pick and choose projects, that satisfy the actress in me.
How has Mankatha shaped up?
I have five more days work pending and I will be completing it soon. We had a blast shooting for Mankatha and it is again not the usual kind of mass masala entertainers. It is going to be different.