She has acted in 11 Bollywood films only in her decade-long-career but actress Sameera Reddy has no regrets about her short filmography,insisting she has always been casual towards her profession.
Sameera,who started her career with the 2002 release ‘Maine Dil Tujhko Diya’,said there is more to her than just acting and she likes to enjoy life.
I have always been someone who has put life and heart before work. I have taken time off and gone for vacations. When I was 20,I didn’t work all day,I travelled the world,did what I want to which most actors don’t. I have been kind of laid back and not that aggressive. And I have no regrets, Sameera said.
The 29-year-old actress has mostly been part of multi-starrers like ‘Darna Mana Hai’,’De Dana Dan’,’Race’ and her upcoming film ‘Tezz’ also has stars like Anil Kapoor,Ajay Devgn and Kangna Ranaut.
However,Sameera says she has no issues being part of a huge star cast and isn’t worried about being over-shadowed by others.
I go with the characters and my roles have always stood out. I pick up characters which reach out to me. I don’t believe in a solo role which doesn’t have any meaning.
This film’s (‘Tezz’) USP is the action I am doing. I have always done justice to my role and I don’t worry about being overshadowed, she said.
‘Tezz’,an action-thriller directed by Priyadarshan,was physically demanding and required Sameera to be fit. But the actress says she enjoyed the whole process of filming and doing all the action stunts.
You will see me doing a lot of action – riding bikes,jumping off rafts,diving in water that is 2 degrees… it was mad,nervous and exciting. I love action,I ride a bike in real life but doing it in a movie and at a high speed is a different kind of experience.
I have seen actresses doing action in films but with safety harness or body doubles. I felt like Lara Croft while doing stunts, Sameera said.
The actress,who was last seen on the big screen two years ago in ‘Red Alert: The War Within;,says she isn’t bothered about not being regular in Bollywood films thanks to her career down South.
I have actually been doing so many films in so many different languages. India is not only about Bollywood. I am not focusing on one industry and I have a fantastic fan following all around India.
Every community has it’s own star and to be a part of that is amazing. It fulfils me more rather than being just one person, said Sameera,who has acted in Tamil,Telugu and Bengali films too.