If Theri failed, would have quit doing films, says Samantha in an exclusive to sify.com
And who ever said that Samantha is "unlucky" can eat their words. The actress is super excited with the box office performance of Theri and is thrilled to hear and read all the positive things and collection figures about her film. But the beautiful diva says that it was tough for her on the first day of the release, as she was stressed out and was waiting to hear the box-office reports.
“Although social media is interesting and funny, sometimes people spread so much of negativity that they could even destroy a film", says Samantha. “I was completely distraught on reading the early reviews and mixed reports that I was getting about Theri and I even started thinking that if this one too failed at the box-office I would seriously start thinking about quitting films", she adds.
Samantha says that Theri isn't a coming off age film but it has clicked with the masses and she always knew that the film carried a lot of positivity around it. “When I watched Theri in Hyderabad with my family and friends, I was very happy to see the response of my loved ones and the general public”, says Samantha.
Samantha says that her favourite seen in Theri is her death scene. “Atlee wanted me to somehow given an emotional performance like what Asin did in Ghajini, glad that audiences are talking about it now. Also, the particular scene was possible only because of a great actor like Vijay, who allowed my character to steal the importance”, she adds.
The actress feels that Theri is one of the most important films in her career. “Although I’ve acted in films like Neethane En Pon Vasantham, how many would have seen it? But now thanks to Vijay sir, all the Tamilians would have watched Theri and recognize my performance”, says Samantha.
In Tamil cinema, Samantha’s first blockbuster was Vijay’s Kaththi and now she has once again given a hit with the actor. The actress adds “Though Kaththi was a blockbuster, I wasn't given a meaty role but in Theri, my screen presence had great impact”.
Samantha also says that she is done doing routine commercial cinema with five songs and merely used to add up glam quotient. “It’s almost six years for me in the film industry and now, I want to explore different genres because things are getting boring and haven’t signed any new films now”, she smiles. Sam wants to go with her inner conscience, not be overtly choosy but pick the best of projects that are coming her way.
Apparently Samantha is in talks for the Kannada remake of U Turn. “I saw the trailer and went to Bangalore to watch the film. Yes, I’m in talks for the project but definitely not producing it as few reports suggest”, explains the actress.
Talking about Vada Chennai, Samantha says “Till now, all my films are mentally stressful but Vada Chennai will be physically demanding as well, looking forward to it”. In the film, Samantha plays a slum dweller and she has a meaty role to perform.
Samantha is also excited about ‘24’ which she feels is a very good role.Aiming the right direction, setting her goals, having a single minded dedication towards work and trusting her instints, Samantha is definitely doing good for herself. And that is the biggest mark of her success.