Bollywood not my priority: Tamannaah Bhatia

Bollywood not my priority: Tamannaah Bhatia

Tamannaah Bhatia reflects on wrong choices made in Hindi film industry.

By Pti

Published: Tue 23 Jun 2015, 8:57 PM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 2:46 PM

After starring in unsuccessful Bollywood films like Himmatwala and Humshakals, actress Tamannaah Bhatia says she has learnt her lesson and now wants to focus on her career in South, where she has always had a strong foothold.

The 25-year-old actress, who is gearing up for the release of her next, the SS Rajamouli-directed two-part multi-lingual epic drama Baahubali, said she is more than happy with Tamil and Telugu films in her kitty.

“At the end of it you should be a part of a film that you know eventually people will like, and you like working in it and you also have something to do in it. So, now I have become more choosy than I ever was before. I have done few Hindi films to realise that and most of the films did not do well. Now I know what’s been working for me and what’s not working for me. So, that’s how I am making my choices now,” Tamannaah said.

When asked if Bollywood is off her radar now, the actress said, “Not at all. I mean seriously Baahubali of course it’s a dubbed film but at the same time the projection of it is a proper Hindi film. But yes of course after Baahubali if I get something interesting I’ll love to do something in it.”

Baahubali is being presented in Hindi by filmmaker Karan Johar. Praising the Student of the Year director, Tamannaah said, “He is really kind and has given a really positive feedback to me. He was kind enough to tell me that I looked good in the film. It is very encouraging when a director gives compliments.”

The actress added that Johar’s association with the project brings credibility to it. “The film is very special. It is India’s first war film and its visuals will be a treat for the audience. It is a movie that everyone should watch.

“Because it is being presented by Karan, we are doubly assured that our efforts are in the right place. That a director of his stature, who is in the middle of mainstream cinema, has decided to present our film means a lot to us,” she said.

The film will release on July 10.

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