In her decade-long career, actress Tamannaah Bhatia has been part of films that have been largely categorised as commercial. While she has no qualms about being part of such films, she says she has reached a pointed in her career where she’d like to experiment with interesting roles. Having recently announced that she will be reprising Kangana Ranaut’s role in the Tamil remake of Queen, she has pleasantly surprised everybody by signing Pellichoopulu remake. “It’s a great time to experiment with interesting roles. At the same time, I also want to be part of commercial films and strike a perfect balance,” she told City Express.
Contrary to the popular belief that commercial films are those that are hero-centric, Tamannaah believes even films like Queen and Pellichoopulu are extremely commercial. “In my opinion, commercial films are those that are watched by the masses. Although made on a shoe-string budget Pellichoopulu earned around `26 crore because it was watched by a lot of people. Nobody knew about Queen when it had released but it slowly picked up momentum and people started thronging to cinemas to watch it. I watched Queen in the 8th week. If this is not commercial, then I don’t know what is,” she said.
Thrilled about Pellichoopulu remake, she is really looking forward to work with Gautham Vasudev Menon. “Gautham is producing the film. When he had approached me with the offer, I hadn’t watched Pellichoopulu yet but heard great things about the film. When I finally watched it, I instantly liked it and decided to be part of the film. It’s a lovely new-age romance with a very strong female protagonist. Gautham is known for portraying women in his film strongly and I was certain that nobody understands the genre really well like him. The film will be directed by Senthil Veerasaamy, an erstwhile assistant of Gautham, and it’s slated to go on floors soon.