Today (May 4), Trisha celebrates her birthday.
It’s been 10 years since Trisha appeared on screen and the south took to her like white takes to colour.
It’s truly been a spectacular journey dotted with hits, flops, controversies and the works. Any other actor in her place would have been yelling from the rooftop about her superstar status even after a decade in the industry. But Trisha prefers to play it cool.
Her Telugu film Dhammu released last week is a winner and she’s got a few aces up her sleeve. No hyperboles about her upcoming ventures. In this exclusive chat to Sridevi Sreedhar, Trisha opens up.
Here’s wishing you a very happy birthday from Sify team?
Thanks a ton and I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for all the love, encouragement criticism and brickbats that you have showered on me (Laughs) . It has made me a better person.
What are your birthday plans?
I am in Koh Samui spending time with my friends. It is a short holiday, which was planned in the last minute and I have to get back on 7th for an endorsement shoot.
You had said sometime back that you are fed up of doing glamour roles in mass commercial potboilers but Dhammu was yet another film in the same genre. Please comment?
(Smiles) Dhammu is a typical mass minimum guarantee fun film and I always enjoyed working in such genre. Please don’t forget that it was these kind of films that made me what I am today. And if I am still there in such films, even after 10 years, I think it is an honour. I want to do good work and balance my roles in various genres.
Wish Trisha on her birthday
Do you see yourself a part of cinema all your life?
I cannot answer this because tomorrow you’ll point fingers at me. Every year, I evolve. At the onset of my career I’d thought of giving myself 10 years in the industry. This is my 10th year and I’m still enjoying it. I’m not going anywhere.
How do you deal with negativity? What keep you grounded?
I keep personal out of professional. I don’t think you should confuse your professional equations with your personal ones. I go back home to people who are not involved with my work. My friends have nothing to do with my job.
Okay, what’s your relationship status?
I am not talking about it (wink)
Trisha, the leading lady in blockbuster films-Gallery
What is your birthday gift?
I got myself a Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan , a white one. My mom has a surprise gift for me when I get back.
What are your future films?
I am currently shooting for Vishal's Samar, a stylish action entertainer. Will be starting a romantic musical with Jiiva for director Ahmed this month. A Ravi Teja film and Jayam Ravi’s Boologam are on the anvil. So my hands are full for the year.