Teja Sajja’s Ishq is all set to release this 30th July. On this occasion, we caught up with the heroine Priya Varrier for a brief interview. Here is the transcript.
How did you bag this offer?
Generally, it takes at least two months and a lot of discussions. But for this film, I got a call just two days before the shoot. As I had watched the original, I loved the script and said yes to the film and landed directly on the sets.
How did you prepare for your role?
There was nothing much to prepare and I went according to my director. I did not want to repeat what was done in the original. I approached the role through my sensibilities and it was quite easy.
Malayalam cinema is artistic. How comfortable are you doing Telugu commercial films?
I feel that the Telugu industry has a mix of both commercial and artistic. I would love to do all kinds of films in Telugu and have only received a lot of warmth from the audience. In a way, I am more popular here than in Kerala.
How do you pick your films?
For me, the story is quite important and then comes anything. If the story is strong, I don’t mind doing even a small role in the project. I feel that a good story is the driving force of any film.
Why didn’t you utilize the popularity that you received with the wink click that went viral?
Once the film release, I got so many offers from all over the country. But as I was studying, I couldn’t accept any film. I missed out on some big projects in Malayalam as well. Also, when the time is right, things will come to you, and I believe good things are ahead of me.
Working experience with Teja Sajja?
Teja is one hyper guy who keeps the sets in splits. He is active and helped me with the language and supported me a lot. His role in the film is tough but he has done a good job.
In Malayalam, I have not signed any film. People expect a good female-oriented film so I am waiting for the opportunity. In Hindi, I am having two films that are on sets as of now. In Telugu, I am doing a film with Sundeep Kishan and have a few offers which I will finalize soon.
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