Shooting for her first Kannada film, 'Varadaanayaka', Sameera Reddy is currently in and out of Bengaluru. “I am just back from IFFA awards to complete a song shoot for my first Kannada film alongside Sudeep. I will be back in a couple of days for another song,” she said.
Having spent sometime in the garden city, the actress seems to love everything about Bengaluru. “I enjoy the immense grace of this place. I have fallen in love with the city, especially, the weather, which I wish I could take back to Mumbai. Secondly, Sudeep really spoils my diet with some good fishy curry and delicious food coming from his house. I feel at home and my mother will be happy to know this as she’s a Kannadiga from Madikeri,” she beams.
Her first Kannada film will not be exactly focusing on Sameera alone. “My focus is not on being a heroine of the film. I was more concentrating on the story and the screenplay. Being Sudeep’s wife in the film, I have shared space with other actors like Chiranjeevi Sarja, Nikesha Patel, etc. I basically want to know how people will react to my first film here.
I am trying to hack in to the industry and after I get the results from 'Varadanayaka', I will keep coming back,” she tells us.
Considering the different kind of films Sameera has been part of, it seems the audience likes to see more of the actress in glam roles. “I was close to my real personality in 'Vaaranam Aayiram'. The character was me and I was the character. But people want to see me in glamourous roles. So, more or less, I go by the demand,” she admits.
While many heroines enter Kannada industry after having done with all the other languages, Sameera begs to differ."To be honest, I didn’t have dates. I have done films in Hindi, Bengali and other south Indian languages. If I can do a Telugu film for my father, I can do a Kannada film for my mother. I was just waiting for the right time,” says Sameera as she describes her experience working for her first Kannada film. “There is a wrong notion about Kannada industry that it not up to the mark. But who ever thinks so, is completely wrong as the quality of movie making, the songs, camera work, or actors, I strongly feel that they are on par with Bollywood,” she says.
Having gone through a hectic schedule throughout last year, this year, Sameera is taking it easy. “It was quite exhausting for me having done films like 'Vedi', 'Vettai', 'Tezz' and now Varadanayaka. Shuttling between places has taken a toll on me. I am now making a conscious effort to go easy and enjoy life,” Sameera said.
She has few Tamil, Telugu and Hindi projects coming up which are in discussion stages. “It is been a long time I have taken a break. I will be off to Greece for some time to be with my sister. After I come back, I will take up my next film,” she says.
However, she will never miss being part of any event as she thoroughly enjoys dancing. “Dancing is my religion. Be it on stage, film or at home. I have always enjoyed dancing as it keeps me in high spirits,” she says.
As for her single status, Sameera says, “My parents are quite fed up with me about my marriage. But it seems impossible to find an average person for a film actress,” she concludes.