Tamannaah Bhatia is in a good space right now. Although her debut Hindi film Himmatwala may not have worked, in her upcoming films the actress has two interesting roles to boast about. While in Sajid Khan’s Humshakals, she plays a VJ, in It’s Entertainment she will be seen as a television actress! Though she cannot divulge much about her part, Bhatia, who has wrapped up the light- hearted flick, says she had great fun playing the part in the Akshay Kumar-starrer.
“The film is very funny in its space and playing a television serial actress in a movie meant being all the more dramatic. It’s a very interesting, perfectly etched out character and was fun to play,” revealed the actress.
Meanwhile, Tamannaah is very charged about the comedy caper, Humshakals that releases this month in which she is paired opposite Saif Ali Khan. The film also stars Bipasha Basu, Riteish Deshmukh, Ram Kapoor and Esha Gupta.
“I am opposite one of Saif’s three characters— the one who is the regular normal guy, It’s a simple character where I have to look cute and dance well. Director Sajid Khan asked me to use the dialogue host and dost freely — words that he used when he anchored television shows. Comedy is a new space for me. I have not done much of it even in my South films and it was challenging. Most of the time, Sajid would enact my part and I followed his cue which made it easy.”
A big star down South, Tamannaah, who has done a mix of several Tamil and Telugu films, says that film-makers in the South still cater to their own culture, while in Bollywood they are now ready to take more risks. “Making films that portray their own culture is fine, as it works for them. But Bollywood is a step ahead, as it has got out of the whole cultural thing and is looking into more varied and universal subjects that becomes very interesting for an actor,” smiled the actress.
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