Tamannaah hasn’t been seen in Tamil films for close to six months. Her last Tamil film was the Dhanush-starrer Venghai which released in mid-2011 and was preceded by the Karthi-starrer Siruthai which hit the screens early last year. It was said at that time that her successive commitments to act in Telugu films had taken her away from Kollywood to Tollywood.
“I haven’t made any conscious decision to stay away from Tamil films; it’s just that I haven’t been offered with the right kind of scripts,” says Tamannaah, who found herself at the centre of a controversy after visiting the Lord Venkateswara’s abode in Tirupati clad in a pair of jeans and a figure-hugging T- shirt more than a month ago. The actress, however, made amends by paying another ‘non-controversial’ visit to Tirupati recently.
It was also rumoured that she chose to seek ‘solace’ in Tollywood in order to ‘overcome’ the disappointment over a failed affair with a Tamil co-star with whom she had done more than one film. However, Tamannaah had avoided replying to this particular query for a long time. In the meantime, she recently chatted with presspersons and answered a wide array of questions.
“I’m not very particular about the quantity of films I’m doing; as far as I’m concerned, quality takes precedence over quantity. The script ought to be good and appeal to me, irrespective of the language. Some actresses tend to act in more than 3-4 films at a given time. I don’t belong to that tribe. I don’t think I’d be able to devote equal attention to all such films if I choose to do so.
“I have quite a few Telugu films on hand. It’s not right to say that producers are upset with me for having signed up a film opposite Mahesh Babu without completing my present assignments. In fact, I haven’t yet decided to take up the project I was offered opposite Mahesh Babu. As I already said, I’m not avoiding Tamil films; I’m just waiting for the right scripts to come my way,” concludes the pretty babe.