Last week, Asin was in Chennai for the first schedule of her new film Kavalkaran with Vijay, which will be the remake of the malayalam film Body guard,to be directed by Siddique, Asin is doing a a tamil film, nearly two years after her last release Dasavatharam.
There were news that the actress would not do south Indian films after the stupendous success of her debut Hindi film Ghajini with Aamir Khan. However, her critics were quick to point out that the failure of her second film in Bollywood London Dreams with Salman Khan may have forced the actress to make a comeback to Tamil cinema.
After having topped the charts of Kollywood not too long ago, does the actress feel she’s starting all over again? Speaking to the media Asin says, “It is not a comeback at all. I have never left the Tamil film industry and have always maintained that I’m open to good projects. I have not restricted myself to any one industry. Even after the Tamil Ghajini became a superhit, I didn’t go on a signing spree though I was flooded with offers. I took my time before doing Pokkiri and Dasavatharam.
Speaking about how she decides on a film, Asin says, “It depends on my role, director, banner and co-artistes. It is a combination of all these factors that go into my decision-making. I was criticised because I did not take up big projects in Hindi with certain big stars. But I have no regrets as the projects on the whole may not have appealed to me. I will not sign a project on the basis of external pressures or a craving to be in public view constantly.
The pretty actress also pointed out that she is a very private person and doesn’t like rumours being written about. She states, “I’m not much of a party-goer, though I do love to hang out and chill with my friends at home. I don’t drink or smoke, so it is pointless for me to go to a club. However, if it is a friend’s party or a film-related event, I do attend.”
Ask her about the recent reports that suggested that Dhoni watched the IPL semi-final between Team Mumbai and Team Bangalore at her home in Mumbai and Asin shoots back, “No comments. Why misunderstand friendship? I know MS because we did an ad together.” At this point, Asin also asserts that she is not on any of the social networking sites and that profiles that appear under her name are fake.
About her one-time arch rival Trisha doing a Hindi film with Akshay Kumar and other south Indian actresses making a beeline for Bollywood, Asin smiles and says, “Well, the more the merrier.” On her forthcoming projects in Hindi, Asin elaborates, “I will start work on a film with John Abraham, which is being directed by Nishikant Kamath. It is a remake of my Telugu film Gharshana (the remake of tamil Kaakha Kaakha ). After that, I will do Aneez Bazmi’s remake of the Telugu flick Ready with Salman Khan.