The crew of Va-QC is the best that I have worked
with, in my career. I have known Pushkar and
Gayatri for more than 8 years before I started
work in this film. I have always asked them
to give me a perfect role. Of course, they had
to find me a role of a suicidal school girl
who has failed thrice in 12th standard! I think
that’s their idea of a perfect role!
The crew of Va-QC is the best
Nirav is simply awesome
that, there is Nirav Shah who has handled camera
and as everyone knows he is a Master in his
craft. Even in the middle of the night he used
to crack jokes and kept the spirits on top.
As you all know, the film was shot from evening
6 to morning 6 and even when most of us were
half dozed, he was one person who was very active
in the sets. Nirav is simply awesome. G V Prakash’s
music for the film is already a hit and he has
given me my first solo song.
Shiva is an idiot. In the film, I have my combination
scenes with Shiva and Charan who are practically mental.
At 2 in the night, they would sing not the popular peppy
numbers but old pathos songs in antakshari and drive
|Overall I feel very happy and proud
to have worked with this team. That’s the
reason I accepted this project as I knew this
team would be absolutely kickass. More than this,
there is Sashikanth who backed the film as producer
and like his production company ‘y not’,
he decided why don’t we do something different.
This team would be absolutely
Why a long gap
I don’t think I have taken a big gap after
Jeyamkondan as right after Jeyamkondan was IPL and
I shifted to Mumbai. I did Peter Gaya Kaam Sey in
Hindi and I started a film called Power. In between
all this, I did Vedam in Telugu and Huduga Hudugi
in Kannada. It is not like I have been jobless or
anything like that. It is only in Tamil it seems like
I have taken a gap. Another thing why I shifted out
of Chennai is that I did not want to continue doing
the same kind of roles like Jeyamkondan. I was looking
for something different which I got.
When is Peter
Gaya Kaam Sey releasing?
I don’t know when it would be released although
it was fun shooting for the film. The film had a very
strong female centric role for me with action and
I am the romantic interest of
role in Power
play a doctor in Power and am the daughter of
Amitabh Bachchan. And I am the romantic interest
of Ajay Devgn. My character is very strong;
free thinking, independent and beautiful. I
am looking forward to working in this film.
I also have a confrontation sequence with Anil
The IPL experience
Hosting the IPL was crazy which went for two months.
I used to travel extensively and was in two different
cities on the same day itself. And I was also working
with the best, the best in the cricketing field and
the best in the entertainment field. It took my career
to a new level as my work was on a national level.
I loved it. It helped me get to Mumbai which is what
of your personality
I started off as a sculptor even before I started
acting. I have done direction course in National Institute
of Design. My interests have been varied. When I was
18 years old, I held my first sculpting exhibition
and I am hoping to have my second sculpting exhibition
in January 2011.
I am much more awkward off
have varied interests and pursuits. Which among
them is dear to you?
right now, I am quite interested in acting.
Otherwise I would not be persuading it with
as much single minded focus. I love being in
front of the camera. This is my comfort zone.
I am much more awkward off camera.
Any new Tamil
film that you have signed?
I can’t tell you. My lips are sealed. I will
tell you when it starts as I am kind of superstitious
on these things.
heroes in Tamil to work with
I don’t have any such favorites and would
like to work with everyone. Suriya and Arya
would be extra special to work with. All of
them are wonderful people to work with.
Suriya and Arya would be extra
film you watched
Shiva made me watch Tamizh Padam and I loved it.
I hope Va-QC also receives the same kind of response.
incident related to Shiva
It was a different experience every night while shooting
for Va-QC. There is a car chasing sequence in the
film where there are dividers in the road in which
Shiva had to crash. In the film, it may not look very
dramatic. But while we were shooting, the glass broke
and it fell on my seat. I don’t remember much
as my eyes were tightly closed. The entire unit was
like a family and working with Shiva was much relaxed.