Directors need to approach me with such roles: Anupama

Monday, July 2, 2018 - 00:30

Anupama Parameshwaran, the beautiful actress who hails from Kerala, is one of the busiest actresses in Tollywood right now. She will be seen next in Karunakaran directed Sai Dharam Tej starrer ‘Tej I Love U’ that is hitting the screens on July 6. She is confident that this romantic drama would strike a chord with all and says audiences will ‘new version of Anupama’. Excerpts from the interview….

Were you upset when you were kicked out of ‘Rangasthalam’?

Yes! a bit. I couldn't do the film for several reasons and now that I have seen the film, I feel that no one except Samantha would have done the role of Rama Lakshmi better than her. She was in another space in the film and I am happy that the role went to her.

How are you sustaining the competition in Tollywood?

Competition is a must in every field. This is when the best in you comes out. I am aware of all the heroines and what work they are doing. I closely follow them and performances like Keerthy Suresh in ‘Mahanati’, Aditi Rao in ‘Sammohanam’ inspire me heavily. I learn from them and try to do my best.

Describe your role in ‘Tej I Love U’?

This is the first time that I am doing such a hot-tempered role. I try to dominate everyone in the film and it has been a learning experience to portray such new roles. The way Karunakaran sketched my character was good and I couldn't say no to it. You can say that everyone will see a new version of me this film.

Can we see you in glamorous roles?

As of now, everyone wants to see me only in the girl next door roles. I am game to do glamour roles and am very confident that I can carry out myself in a very glamorous way without looking vulgar. Only the directors need to approach me with such roles.

A word about Sai Dharam Tej?

He is a very down to earth and hardworking person. I had a tough time dancing with him in this film. He is so flawless and this type of commercial dances was new to me. But somehow, I managed with the help of my choreographers.

Looks like you have caught a good grip on Telugu. How did that happen?

I have by the grace of God. The moment I found out that I am going to be here in Telugu cinema for some time now, I made sure that I learned the language well. Also, my first director Trivikram garu helped me a lot during the making of ‘A Aa’.

Are you game for cameos?

What's there in doing special roles. An actor just needs a powerful scene to showcase their talent. I always feel that If you manage to do your role well, you will automatically be noticed by all. I am game for special appearances.