us about yourself?
was born and brought up in Bombay. I completed by B. Com
in HR College, Mumbai. I have done the popular ad of Rasna
when I was a kid. I got a break in Telugu film industry
when YVS Chowdary came to Mumbai to cast a heroine for his
film Lahiri Lahiri Lahirilo. He saw my photographs and liked
my Rasna baby image. The film Lahiri Lahiri Lahirilo picked
up slowly and went on to become a big hit. I got lots of
appreciation for my character and I got lots of offers.
I signed up a few bad films, which made my career took up
the back seat. I made bad decision for certain films. I
got lots of appreciation for my glamour in 'Premalo Pavani
Kalyan' which led to my role in Simhadri. I did my best
in Simhadri and the rest is history.
seems to have been branded as a 'glamour' girl. Are you
satisfied with that image? Or you want to do performance
In Premalo Pavani Kalyan and Simhadri, I projected the
image of glamorous girl. In other films I did performance
oriented roles. I don't think a heroine become a performing
actress in Telugu film industry as it's a hero-dominated
field. Heroines are turning into glamour dolls in telugu
films and I have no qualms of being one.
you want to continue as an actress?
want to continue as heroine for as many films as possible
in Telugu. I am looking for offers from other languages
as well. I would be doing a Tamil film in the direction
of C Sundar. I would also be doing a Hindi film with Arya
Babbar as hero. My aim is to do acting, entertaining people
with songs and dances.
your future plans?
don't plan things. I take life as it comes. I believe in
destiny and God. I work hard and keep the rest to God.
us about your family?
father is a Gujarathi and my mother is a Punjabi. I am a
mixed breed. My father is into diamond business. I have
an elder sister. She is currently doing a job in USA.
parents does not having any problem with you doing glamorous
roles in films?
do come from South Bombay society. My house in Bombay is
located at Napean Sea Road, Breach Candy. Everybody is broadminded.
Most of the girls from that area are into modeling. Nobody
has any problem. I have lots of support from my family.
My mother joins me on sets and she encourages me.
there any unpleasant moments when you were shooting for
times my health became bad. When I was shooting for 'Cheema'
scene in Simhadri, I was running high temperature. The director
and hero of the film were very nice. They shown lots of
concern. I was moved by that gesture. My first film took
1 year to complete. I had only problems for one entire year.
It's a part of the job I guess.
like to be with my friends and party with them. My favorite
hobby is to sit on the computer and surf all the websites.
For hours together I am on internet. I like to speak over
phone and I love reading books. Indian History is one of
my favorite subjects. I like watching films as well.
inspired you to become an actress?
have passion for acting. I want to make a mark for myself
and get fame. I am interested in doing social work sometime
in the future. If I have the status of public personality,
it helps me propagating social service more proficiently.
you make any friends in Hyderabad?
I did not make any friends in Hyderabad. That's why I am
feeling very lonely here. I have a few friends in industry
with whom we speak over phone. My friends in industry and
Shriya and Uday (Kiran).
us about the characters you are doing in current projects?
Geo Media Arts film, I am playing a spoilt brat who is also
a rich man's daughter. I do all sorts of things to grab
the attention of my father. It's a comedy subject. It's
a very cute film.
am doing the role of village girl from Sakhinetipally, West
Godari district in Bala Krishna's film (Aditya Productions).
It's a very native character. Its pretty challenging to
do that character because I am portraying that role without
meeting any native girl from that area. It's a very emotional
character with a beautiful twist to it. It's a mass appealing
Visalakshmi banner film, I am playing the role of maradalu
(cousin sister) of Uday Kiran who wants to marry him. I
have not started shooting for that film except for a song.
are the parameters you consider while accepting an offer?
of all I look at my role if its meaty. I look for the scope
of exhibiting talent. Then I see the subject, banner, director,
worked with 3 Nandamuri heroes (Hari Krishna, Bala Krishna
and NTR). How do you feel about working with heroes from
such an illustrious family?
worked with 3 members of that very much prestigious family
from Andhra Pradesh. Everybody is teasing me that it's a
hat trick for me. I feel very honored to work with heroes
like Hari Krishna, Bala Krishna and Junior NTR.
have worked with so many heroes. Tell me who is the best?
is different in their own aspect. Certain heroes have certain
qualities. NTR is so talented, tremendously professional
and excellent human being. Deepak - of Premalo Pavani Kalyan
- is one of my close friends. Bala Krishna sir is full of
life and fun. He peps you up with so much of positive energy.
I love to work with him. Prabhu Deva sir is such a great
pleasure to work with too. Uday Kiran is such a sweet fellow.
kinds of social services you want to do in future?
have not made my plans concrete about the direction in which
I would be serving society. I want to help in about the
education in rural districts. I also want to provide food,
cloth and shelter to poor people. I would like to do as
much as I can with in my ability. It's the dream and biggest
ambition of my life.
you have any dream role in films?
dream role would be a double role. Something what Sridevi
has done in ChaalBaaz film. Want to portray two extreme
do you feel when people recognize you when you are in public?
feel very conscious, and sometimes I feel very bogged down.
You would not be yourself. Public would be checking out
every move you make, everything you say and do is being
judged and registered by the people. But if somebody comes
to me and ask for an autograph in Mumbai, it really feels
nice. In Bombay, people don't care even if you are a celebrity.
is your favorite heroes and heroines?
love Amir Khan, Amitab Bachchan, Chiranjeevi and Bala Krishna.
Among the actresses I like Simran a lot. She is very beautiful
and glamorous. I also like Manisha Koirala and Urmila Matondkar.
important is the formal education for acting career?
guess its immaterial and unnecessary for acting career.
Its just a formality. I don't really like the Indian system
of education. I don't have a very high opinion of it. Because
the degree I was given was being sold in the market in Bombay.
Its for sale.
you have kids, would you send them to schools?
would make them study a lot and do the things I could not
able to do. I would send them abroad to study
like studying in abroad?
what stopped you from studying in abroad?
films (giggles)! I signed one film and one film lead to
another. I got so busy that I could not go.
your opinion about the status of women in India?
guess women in India are very much suppressed. Women are
treated in a very derogatory manner which is not the case
in abroad. Even in urbane areas, subtle male domination
did you come to know about idlebrain.com?
don't remember, but I just remember one thing that ever
since I logged on to idlebrain.com, I never logged off.
Every single day I have been logging on. It has become my
hot favorite site. I am very much addicted to that website.
Not only because I was searching for news, it gives excellent
detailed information about industry. There very well written
articles and its fun to read them.
message to the visitors of idlebrain.com?
you for appreciating me and my efforts in Telugu film industry
and accepting me in spite of being a non-Telugu. I am an
Indian and that's what really matters. Please do not misunderstand
our film stars. We are here to entertain the people. Please
do not misunderstand every move in our personal lives and