Anasuya, who is known for pep talks in Jabardasth reality show says, she wouldn’t sideline television for silver screen, for she had found her ground in small screen. “I will grow taller from where I had started but wouldn’t leave this space. I will continue to entertain my small screen audience too,” she shares.
“Kshanam had first come my way when I was on a tour to US along with DSP but I didn’t take it seriously. Later, when I was back to the city, I bumped into Adivi Sesh at a coffee shop. He insisted that I hear the script and take a call. I found the script interesting and the rest is history now,” Anasuya beams.
Though she debuted in silver screen with Soggade Chinni Naayana, Anasuya wants Kshanam to be called her debut film. “My role in Soggade was very small. I was initially skeptical about doing a small role but acting alongside Nagarjuna was an opportunity I didn’t want to miss. I grew up watching his films. I am playing a very major role in the upcoming film. It is a character that is very close to my heart. Since this is my first full-fledged movie, I would love to call this my grand debut,” she explains.
Asked on how it is to act for the big screen, pat comes the reply, “I love being in front of the camera. Television is much more disciplined. I find films much easier than television.”
The actress though says that both films and television have one thing in common, which is to perform in front of the camera.
“I enjoy both. Television and silver screen requires to you to perform in front of the camera and I am best at it. I have an affair with the camera,” she laughs.
The anchor-turned actress is going to be seen as a cop in this film, though she wouldn't be sporting the Khakhi dress. “I wanted to do the role of bubbly, chirpy Swetha but Adivi Sesh, PV sir and Ravikanth sir pushed me to do the role of a cop. I was tensed to do the role but later I thought it would be challenging and agreed to do the character. I attended a workshop for 15 days, where I got trained on cop body language, gun usage and much more,” she smiles.
Yesteryear actress, Vijaya Shanthi had set a bench mark for the cop roles, asked if she drew any inspiration from the female cop films she says, “I was asked to watch a few Hollywood films and two Bollywood films. I did watch them in bits and pieces. I have the tendency of imitation from my childhood. I didn’t want to end up imitating. I wanted to do the role like me and not as someone else. I just watched a few roles and grasped the essence of it,” she explains.
Adivi Sesh, who was last seen in Baahubali, is playing the lead and Adah Sharma is also seen as the female lead. Directed by debutant Ravikanth Perupu and produced by PVP, Kshanam is slated to release on February 26.