Interview with Tamannaah


Siruthai, Karthi Sivakumar’s forthcoming film, has done away with the shootings and the film is getting ready for Pongal. It is reportedly an action extravaganza for this harvest festival.

Produced by Studio Green the Tamil version, directed by Siva, will have Karthi and Tamannah replacing Ravi Teja and Anushka respectively from their Telugu flick Vikramarkudu.

Karthi is playing a double role for the first time. Moreover in one of the song sequences, Karthi appears in nine avatars which surely will amaze his fans.

2011 is a good year for Tamannaah too. She has 4 high-profile projects already in hand and is waiting to enthrall onscreen in Tollywood and as well as Tamil. While she has almost completed shooting for Siruthai with Karthi, currently she is continuing work in Vengai opposite Dhanush. The beauty spoke to us as she revealed why she chose to act opposite Karthi in yet another movie. Here is an excerpt.

So how did this project take shape, tell us about your role in the movie Tamannaah?

“Director Siva had seen me in Kandaen Kadhalai and he liked what I’d done in that film and offered me the lead in his film. I saw the original version before agreeing to do this project and started shooting for Siruthai when Paiyaa hit the screens.I play an easy-to-impress girl, who believes in everything. She’s innocent and at times, gullible. She falls in love with a pickpocket, played by Karthi”

This is your second collaboration with Karthi have you been worried lately with the media hinting link ups with Karthi?

“I find link-up rumors stupid. I have clarified it a zillion times! I felt comfortable shooting with Karthi because we’ve already done a film together. We used to be either shooting or promoting Paiyaa and this increased our comfort level. We understood our mutual pluses and minuses and worked accordingly. It helped us improvise our scenes and we didn’t feel awkward while doing mush scenes.”

It’s nice to hear that. So shooting for the song at Phuket must have been fun isn’t it?

“Producer Gnanavel is a cool man and he didn’t hesitate to spend for the film. And Siva is such a sweet director. I didn’t feel like I was on a movie set. The weather conditions in Phuket were unpredictable and it was difficult to shoot there. But Siva didn’t panic. Usually, filming abroad is tiring, but my Phuket schedule was anything but strenuous!” she smiles.

You play a courageous village girl in this film. After Kalloori, this is the second time you have opted to sport a simple look. Oh yes we forget to tell you we know about your attire pavada chattai, you really look beautiful in that dress.

Thank you, so sweet of you to mention that.

Your birthday around the corner and you seem to be busy with shooting schedules you must be missing the fun?

“Well not at all, I’m shooting for Hari’s Venghai in Karaikudi on my birthday.

My mom is always with me and my dad and brother will fly down to wherever I’m shooting on that day. But honestly, I feel happy if I work on my birthday and believe I will then be working for the rest of the year,” she signs off.

We hope you keep your performance streak burning and we get to see a lot from you in the future.