When an actress manages to make waves with her bold and daring act in one of the most hyped movie of the year, you know she’s got something special. Say hello to Sasha of Billa. Nayanthara speaks to Sify.com just before leaving to Hong Kong for New Year with her close friends. Excerpts
You have been receiving a lot of appreciation and brick bats for the role of Sasha in Billa please comment?
Yes, I consider the role in Billa as a once-in-a-life-time role. It is a film that was on par with International standards and hence all the characters were different from what you see in normal Tamil films. I knew from the beginning that the role of Sasha was bold and daring and the look had to be truly smashing. I wanted to experiment and I trusted my director Vishnu Vardhan and his wife Anu who was in charge of my costumes.
So you are happy with the end product?
(Smiles)I think that I was in the right place at the right time. And it feels good when everyone tell me that I looked fab. I am extremely happy by the super response, especially after reading that Billa it is one of the super hits of the year. What more can I ask for?
Now what is all this news about your smooching scene in your forthcoming film Sathyam?
I just can’t figure out who is spreading such rumours. First and foremost, let me clarify that as far as I know, there is no such scene in the film nor have I done one as reported in the media. Everyone knows that Sathyam is a police story and my role is a very cute character. I am terribly upset by this news that has appeared in Tamil dailies.
Are you trying to say that you will not be doing another Sasha role in near future?
I am not against glamour. But only if I am totally convinced about the character and who the director is, will I do such a role. In my next film Yaradi Nee Mogini I have a very challenging role of an orthodox Brahmin girl rooted to culture and traditions. It gives me ample scope to perform and I play a city based working girl in the first half and in the second half, I wear only pavadai-dhavani’s.
How easy or difficult has it been for you to live life on your terms?
It has not been easy. But tell me when is life easy? Life is not burying your head in the sand and shying away…it's all about accepting challenges and living it exactly your way, however difficult that might be (smiles).
I wish all my fans worldwide, A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR