Deeksha Seth speaks out her mind and doesn’t hold back. The pretty actress, who debuted as heroine in Tamil films last year with director Suseendhiran’s Rajapattai opposite Vikram, is said to be playing the lead role in actor-director Simbu’s upcoming venture titled Vettai Mannan. The bubbly actress is also said to be in talks with many directors about her successive ventures.
A popular name in Telugu films, Deeksha appears determined to make it count in Tamil films. During a chat with presspersons, she spoke freely about Simbu and other Tamil heroes and about Tamil films. When queried as to whether she felt intimidated by Simbu’s ‘star’ stature, she shot back saying she didn’t need to feel scared at all.
“Why should I feel scared; anyway, I found Simbu behaving like a perfect gentleman. Like Rajapattai, Simbu’s Vettai Mannan might also be a pucca commercial venture. I have watched some films of Simbu and liked his performance a lot in Thotti Jaya. During my college days, I watched the film with my friends and loved him in that role, which was very different from his earlier films.
“I also liked him in last year’s Vaanam and have also watched his latest film Osthe. I think he is a complete actor who can get into and out of any character with relative ease. He loves to experiment and I feel that an artiste should be constantly re-inventing himself or herself. I’m not sure whether Hansika would be part of Vettai Mannan and won’t be unduly bothered even if she is signed up.
“I feel proud to be part of Tamil films which have been appreciated even by our Prime Minister. Many Tamil films are now being remade in Hindi. Bollywood heroes keep a constant eye on Tamil films. As such, it’s not surprising that heroines like me are trying hard to make it to the top in Tamil films. I’m aware of the stiff competition; still, that won’t deter me from putting in my best efforts,” concludes Deeksha.