Tall and slimly-built Haripriya is one of the leading heroines in Sandalwood, the Kannada film industry. She debuted as Karan’s heroine in ‘Kanagavel Kakka’, a non-starter, and followed it up with ‘Vallakkottai’ opposite ‘action king’ Arjun at the fag end of last year. Unfortunately for Haripriya, both the films didn’t even do the mandatory ‘average business’ at the box-office.
She now pairs up opposite director-turned-actor Cheran in his upcoming film ‘Murann’. Putting behind the disappointment of her first two Kollywood films, the bubbly Haripriya says that she wasn’t unduly bothered about the results of those films. “My role in Murann has given me a great scope to display whatever acting credentials I have,” she says with an infectious smile.
She has a solitary Telulgu film besides Murann and no Kannada film on hand. The outspoken girl that she is, she isn’t worried to spill the beans, unlike many actresses who ‘boast’ as if they were the busiest souls in the world. Though she’s been getting many Tamil film offers, she is not inclined to go an a signing spree. “I would like to pick and choose the characters which ‘tempt’ me as an actress,” says Priya.
“I would love to do some films which would make viewers remember me and recall my name when they happen to see my films after a decade or so from now. I, therefore, am very particular about the script(s) I choose; if I don’t like a particular character or its characterization, I don’t flinch in rejecting the offer outrightly,” says Haripriya.