Priya Hassan did not have any preconceived notions about how she should tackle her role in the action flick Smuggler which also stars actors from different languages including Sumanth, Rahul Dev and Ramana.
Currently shooting in Bangalore for the film, she said, “Smuggler is a catchy title for the mass audience and for the first time, they have tried to bring in a negative shade in my character.
Not that I play a villain, but I bring out the positive from a negative character.
” Priya who is now totally at ease in front of the camera, continues to attract a huge audience.
“While audiences are used to seeing me in different attires and roles, I prepared myself for Smuggler.
Having created a rage among my fans with my first film, Jambada Hudugi, which ran for 100 days, I have to ensure that I maintain the same tempo as people will now expect something better.
In fact for the first time, I did a bike chasing scene without any duplicate.
With the competition we are facing, I can only stand out if I am different from the rest,” she stated.
On relating to her character on screen in Smuggler, Priya said that she is totally opposite from what she has portrayed in her other films.
“Though I look very powerful in films, personally I am soft-spoken.
I agree to subjects that are women-oriented, but I don’t try to get involved in just action films but also comedy, and homely characters.
As an artiste, I should portray every role that enhances my performance,” she remarked.
Priya has a series of films like Lady Tiger and Ruler lined up, but she is upbeat about her next film, which she will start with well known director Kodi Ramakrishna.
“I will be the producer of the film, which will be in Telugu and Kannada.
This untitled film will go on floors as soon as I complete Smuggler,” said Priya.
According to her, the concept of her films will always focus on women and the problems they face in the society, but she adds, “I make sure that I give a commercial touch with a mix of comedy and sentiments so that the film turns out to be a complete entertainer, while also enlightening the audience.”