Coming to Yamaleela 2, what excited you to sign on this Telugu sequel?I have signed the movie for two important reasons. One is because of the senior team and I thought it’s an opportunity to learn from them. Secondly the character which I played is very interesting.
What is your character in the film; tell us a brief about the film?
My character in Yamaleela 2 is a traditional girl character and I am playing the role of Anandi, a PHD student who is a Malayali girl but moved to Hyderabad on her project work. During this course, I happen to meet the hero and from there the journey starts. Yamaleela 2 is not a sequel to Yamaleela but it’s a different story.
How difficult it is to work in a film, without knowing the language? Any plans to learn Telugu?
On the first day of my shoot my dialogues didn’t come well. Language was a huge barrier when I started shooting for the film and I don’t like someone prompting from behind with the dialogues. So I used to do a lot of homework before coming to the sets. I have been learning Telugu and familiarizing with the industry now. But I say my understanding of Telugu is much better than when I first began my journey here.
Give a brief about your first day in front of motion camera, how difficult it is or how comfortable you are?
I find great difficulty to face camera and I still have that fear. Initially I was very tense in front of camera but I could slightly overcome because of the support which I have got from the entire team. Personally I should thank my director and hero for helping me in overcoming this fear.
How do you feel working with seniors in industry like SV Krishna Reddy garu, Mohan babu garu and Brahmanandam garu? What are the learnings from them?
It’s a privilege to work with seniors like SV Krishna Reddy garu and Mohan Babu garu. SV Krishna Reddy garu is the backbone of Yamaleela 2 and I just simply followed whatever he said. He is extremely supportive and motivative. It’s very comfortable working with him. Though I have got only a couple of scenes with Mohan Babu garu and Brahmanandam garu, I learned a lot from them. Both of them are very down to earth and they don’t have any ego at all being the senior most actors.