Sameera Reddy had a rocking debut in Tamil with Gautham Menon’s Vaaranam Aayiram. Eager to taste success again, Sameera is now teaming up with Ajith in Asal.
Saran is the director after Menon dropped out of the movie produced by Sivaji Productions, which releases this Friday.
How different was acting in Hindi and Tamil films, other than the language?
I don’t know why but I get a different feeling when I walk into the sets of a Tamil film. My comfort levels are quite high in the south. Maybe it is because I worked with such excellent people like Suriya, Gautham and Ajith. The way they and even the production house (Sivaji Productions) took care of me was amazing.
I started my career with Hindi films and I made a lot of mistakes in choosing the films. But it was a learning experience for me. Tamil films made me more confident.
How difficult was delivering dialogues in Tamil?
I don’t look at it as something really difficult. I have done films in Bengali, also. Yes, one has to work hard on one’s lines. It was very much like going back to school. But I had such great directors to teach me the language.
Did you make any effort to understand the dialogues?
Absolutely. Gautham will tell you how I would learn the meaning of every word in Vaaranam Aayiram. I even made an effort to learn the nuances so that my expressions were correct. Unless you know your dialogues well, how will you emote?