started of by talking about her family background
and how she got into acting. "I am from a business
family in Delhi, when I was doing my first year Bachelors
in Commerce I won a beauty pageant, which was titled
Miss Delhi University. The best part was that Jackie
Shroff, Satish Kaushik were the judges along with
other people like CEOs of various cosmetic companies.
That is how the whole thing of acting came into my
life," says she with a charismatic smile.
asked about how she landed with a Telugu film she
said, "It all happened so fast that it was hard
to believe. I moved to Mumbai to make a career in
films, and then someone told me that the producers
of Bunny were looking for a new face and when
I met them it worked out immediately. One day I was
talking to them about the film and the next day I
was here to start shooting." And then there are
more smiles. Her experience of acting in a Telugu
film? "Well Telugu was not a hard language to
learn, now I can understand what everyone around me
is talking. The whole thing about this place is nice;
everyone is so kind and caring. I never felt like
this was my first time and that this was an alien
language. The whole team on the sets was very helpful,"
never loosing her trademark smile.
to her nature she plays a bubbly and chirpy kind of
college girl in the film. "My character has all
the characteristics of a typical college girl. I am
at the same time a very stubborn girl who always tries
to get what she wants and she falls in love with the
hero. That is about it," explains Gowri with
a glitter in her eye. She further adds, "My co-star
Allu Arjun has been very helpful in my acting. As
Telugu is a new language to me he has helped me throughout
the film explaining what everything means and how
the scene goes."
a dig at the current trend prevalent in the film industry
she says, "I am against all those skin show flicks
that are being hyped today. There should be glamour
in the films but not outright vulgarity. I would like
to do films that my whole family and any other family
can watch together. No sneaking away or peeking sons."
Her future plans, "I would definitely like to
continue working here. But currently I am also doing
a Kannada film with Puneet Rajkumar and director Veerashankar.
But my future projects depends on the acceptance of
comes out with her experience working with director
V V Vinayak, "My director has been very helpful
with regards to my acting. He has been very patient
and has always kept in his mind that this is my first
venture and that I need help. He never got angry when
I used to mess up my scenes. I would love to work
again with him if I am given an opportunity."
favorite star is Chiranjeevi and she says, "I
have recently watched his film Shankardada MBBS,
and have also watched his earlier Hindi films. I also
saw his movie Pratibandh with Juhi Chawla,
but when I met him personally I was swept off my feat.
He is a very sweet person." On choosing a Telugu
movie to others in Hindi, "I was given offers
in Hindi but I was not interested in them as people
here are very professional and Hindi movies have certain
conditions that one has to comply to. I liked the
story and the character from this movie and I convinced
my family that this was a project that I wanted to
be a part of. A full length clean character."
incident of Shakti Kapoor, "Well for one thing
an actor should not carry his onscreen image off screen.
Once the shooting is over the character should be
left behind and the person should come out."
Her inspirations in the industry, "I have heard
a lot about Soundarya and would like to carry a image
like hers in the industry and my all time favorite
films are Hum Apke Hain Kaun, Dilwale Dulhaniya
Lejayenge and Maine Pyar Kiya."
has no qualms about revealing her age, "I am
nineteen." And her strengths are, "Definitely
acting, if it was not for acting I would not be here.
I would never take up roles that demand that the size
of my clothes keep decreasing." She has not faced
any embarrassment during her shooting and she made
up her mind by the end of the first schedule.
producer Allu Arvind has been very kind towards me
and has been thoroughly professional. He takes care
of everything, and is very comfortable to work with.
Even Satyanarayana Reddy the other producer is very
quite and most of the time smiles at me," says
she wants to do glamorous roles that can be watched
by a whole family. And female oriented roles are also
what she would be looking at in the future. As long
as she is in the industry she wants to do roles that
give her satisfactions. With that she ends the interview
and returns back to her room to rest for the day.
MS Raju (Producer)
& Krishna DK (directors)
Allu Arjun (Hero)