There’s a lot happening in Tamannaah’s profession within the final couple of years. Despite the fact that she has had solely a handful of flicks releasing in Telugu and Tamil, she has been extraordinarily busy, even by her personal requirements.
“I’m a workaholic and nothing is going to change that. When I look back at 2018, I can’t explain how exhausted I’m. Right now, I’m operating on my last bits of enthusiasm. I want to go on a vacation so that I can work more and be productive. I’m not proud of saying this, but I can’t stop working,” Tamannaah laughs. Even on the day of this interview with Firstpost, Tamannaah had simply returned from an extended day’s shoot within the outskirts of Hyderabad, though she doesn’t let it dampen her enthusiasm. Excerpts from the interview under.
Your upcoming movie, Subsequent Enti, is sort of an urban-centric movie which talks an ideal deal about relationships. What intrigued you when Kunal Kohli pitched you this script?
I actually admire Kunal because he writes strong characters for women. Whether or not it’s Rani Mukerji in Hum Tum or Kajol in Fanaa, all of them have strong roles to play. Subsequent Enti too focuses rather a lot on a woman’s perspective. It’s all about her journey and life. I have by no means felt so related to any of the characters I’ve performed in my profession. And I do really feel that that is going to be one among my greatest efficiency when it comes to what I received to do. Through the script studying periods, Kunal determined to call the character Tammy, which is my nickname in actual life, because she’s a lot like me. Typically, I get fairly formidable when it comes to what I can contribute to the character to make it look extra genuine. It was my concept to color my hair pink. It might have gone very improper, however fortuitously, the suggestions has been fairly constructive.
Now that you’ve stated that you’ve by no means felt so related about any character, do you additionally share comparable ideas about relationships, love, and lust, like your character does within the movie?
What I actually appreciated concerning the script is that it talks lots about how individuals are very judgmental normally and the way they arrive with loads of preconceived notions on the idea of how an individual seems to be. That’s one thing I consider in too. How do you decide a guide by its cowl? You wouldn’t know a lot about anybody in case you don’t work together with them sufficient. The movie is sort of trendy and modern within the sense that it exhibits that the primary individual you see shouldn’t be the primary individual you may find yourself with. You wouldn’t know who’s the right match for you, until you kiss a number of frogs, so to talk. (laughs)
You’ve by no means achieved a movie which is so daring when it comes to its content material… isn’t it?
I really feel a movie like Subsequent Enti can be fairly applicable in immediately’s time and age, when movies like Arjun Reddy and RX100 have empowered the youthful era of filmmakers to place out content material that they affiliate with. I really feel these two movies labored rather well because they have been actual and weren’t simply meant to titillate the viewers. Relating to watching movies, I’m sort of conservative because I’m used to watching most movies with my household, and I can’t serve content material which I’m not snug with. When I first learn the script of Subsequent Enti, I stored questioning how am I going to do it, and that too in Telugu, because it spoke a a lot about love and intercourse, each second scene. Surprisingly, I didn’t disagree with any phase within the movie and we didn’t change something within the unique model to go well with the sensibilities of the Telugu viewers. I associated to the character and felt that I might painting it convincingly. It’s not preachy in any respect. I love business movies a lot that I can’t do a tragic or a colorless movie. I’ve to really feel good after watching a movie. Subsequent Enti is one such movie.
Did it assist that you simply have been additionally enjoying your age within the movie?
Oh sure, completely! I assume that’s additionally one thing that basically excited me. Perhaps, because I began appearing when I was 15, I’ve all the time been projected as somebody a lot older than my age, and my make-up too was on these strains. I’ve by no means performed my age. I’m 28 now. I contemplate myself as Benjamin Button. I’m rising youthful with time. I really feel like I’m experiencing my teenage proper now. My associates inform me that I look youthful right now. I consider that has acquired rather a lot to do with how you are feeling about yourselves. I’m in a really pleased area and I guess that exhibits on display.
I should be trustworthy with you and say that I hate it when individuals name you ‘milky magnificence’. You’ve gotten been stereotyped method an excessive amount of because of your complexion. Does that ever hassle you?
(laughs)… I hate it too. I take no satisfaction in being a sure color. It doesn’t imply something to me. I’m lucky that I’m conventionally good wanting, because of my mother and father, however that’s not in my management. Nevertheless, what’s in your management is the way you care for your physique and thoughts, and being match. Fortunately, issues are slowly altering for me ever since Baahubali launched. Now, all my administrators need to change the color of my pores and skin and make me look tanned. I guess it seems to be good on digital camera and it additionally fits interval dramas. And I’m going to make use of the identical color tone in a few of my future movies too. Maybe, the subsequent factor I ought to do is go blue. That’s one pores and skin tone that I haven’t tried earlier than.
Once you signed Anil Ravipudi’s F2, lots of people have been stunned that you simply have been paired reverse Venkatesh. Did you need to assume so much about it earlier than saying sure?
Regardless of being a business movie with an ensemble forged, everybody has an essential position to play in F2. When I heard the narration, I didn’t know the way to say no. Since the script was so good, I had a strong feeling that folks will prefer it so much. It’s additionally essential to be a part of good movies. There’s an evident age hole between Venkatesh garu and me, however then, I’m additionally appearing with Chiranjeevi garu in Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy, and I’ve labored with Ajith sir too up to now. Nowadays, it’s the character which is extra necessary for me. I’m enjoying my age in Subsequent Enti, and the identical movie has Navdeep enjoying an aged gentleman. I consider that individuals are going to simply accept characters that are genuine, real and natural. I’m focusing extra on that in comparison with what the age of my co-stars is.
You’ve gotten been a part of Telugu cinema for nearly 13 years now. And each time you will have a string of flops, I’m positive you retain studying feedback that your profession goes to finish quickly. What goes via your thoughts if you see all that on social media?
Oh, I love these tweets and gossip columns the place they write that I’m completed and my profession goes to finish quickly. Each time somebody says that I’m finished, I get the utmost kick out of it because it provides me that sense of pleasure to really feel like a newcomer. It makes me need to do extra work and I do it too. I am thrilled when I learn tweets that I’m at my lowest low and I inform myself, “Yessss! This is what I’ve been waiting for”. The final when I was in a type of profession lows, that’s when Baahubali occurred to me. It all the time jogs my memory that nobody can determine when your profession is completed. Your work will finish solely whenever you, as an actor, determine that your profession has come to an finish. I turned a star solely via the love and respect that I’ve gotten from Telugu viewers. Being an actor was my determination. That actor in me gained’t die.
You’ve gotten been a part of some actually large hits and in addition, numerous movies have tanked. However there’s all the time been this notion that you simply don’t have a bonafide hit to your credit score. How do you react to one thing like that?
I’ve completed a variety of business movies in my profession. Individuals have appreciated my characters in movies which have a strong male presence. And I’ve discovered it very difficult to interrupt the mould because a lot of the scripts we get are male-centric. Within the final couple of years, I’ve been a part of movies which have lot extra strong feminine elements, however the scripts nonetheless are typically male pushed. I’m joyful that I’ve been capable of construct an area for myself even inside this framework. Individuals nonetheless speak about ‘Dheevara’ track, and me enjoying a warrior in Baahubali because that’s not been portrayed as a lot in Indian cinema, and lots of people thought it was cool. I’m a staff participant and I’m not grasping in any respect relating to my half in a movie. I need to be a part of movies which do nicely and if I could make a distinction, then that’s nice. I’m nonetheless round to try this one movie that may work because of me. However I’m not pursuing it. When it has to occur, it’ll.
Very often in Telugu cinema, there’s a tendency the place prime actresses work with the identical stars twice, or perhaps thrice, of their profession, and after some extent, the mixture isn’t repeated. Does that scare you that another person would substitute you ultimately?
Not likely. I’ve accomplished a movie every with a lot of the stars in Telugu. I haven’t finished so referred to as second spherical with my co-stars. It’s true that this tendency to repeat mixtures for a bit exists and that’s how the business works. Business cinema, particularly the sort of movies made in Telugu, calls for recent faces. It doesn’t scare me in any respect. In reality, I don’t understand how fascinating it’ll be for me if I need to play that kind of roles once more. Contemplating the explosion of digital content material right now, there have by no means been so many mediums for an actor to create content material. I get provided a whole lot of digital content material. Since I do a number of options movies, the digital content material needs to be actually thrilling for me, however I’m undoubtedly wanting ahead to doing one thing quickly. It’s not daunting in any respect when I’m pressured to consider being changed by another person. I’ve by no means thought-about myself as a star. I’m an actor. And until I need to act, there’ll all the time be a door for me. Now, when there are such a lot of platforms, the alternatives are infinite.
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