is the movie you are shooting for right now and what
about your character?
Currently I am shooting for a Hindi film titled Maksad,
the film deals about a couple in the showbiz and how
they fall out and how they come back together. My
character in the film is of an actress who falls in
love with this guy and later they get married. But
after marriage starts the trouble and in the end is
the surprise as to who is at fault.
are your co-stars and is it right that the film is
being made in Telugu?
My co-star is Aditya Om he plays the male lead in
the film and it was great working with him. I think
the film is being dubbed into Telugu and not being
about your background before music videos and films?
I was born in Vijayawada but grew up in Mumbai, so
I am more of a Mumbaiite. My dad works for Air India
and he is also a tennis coach, my mom was a schoolteacher.
But I forced her to quit the job, as I needed someone
to travel along with me to the various shooting locals.
Earlier my sister used to accompany me but after she
got a job abroad, I have no one else for travel so
any of this happened I was the typical next door college
girl who had aims of studying abroad and all that.
But there are no regrets as to the profession chosen
as this has brought me name, fame and money in addition
to the rest.
did the first music video happen and did you do any
The music video Kaaliyon Ka Chamaan was a very
accidental thing. I actually accompanied my friend
to the audition for the music video, but someone there
asked me to put in my photographs as well. I dropped
off my photos at Universal and they gave me a call
asking me to come for the audition and I was selected.
that particular video I did not do any more music
videos, but there were a lot of stage shows and about
250 or so to be particular. I thoroughly enjoyed working
for the shows.
debut film in Hindi was Hawas and soon after
the release of the film you were being branded a 'sex
symbol'. How did you react to that?
I never intended it that way but I have no regrets
being considered a sex symbol. I am actually proud
that I am being called a sex symbol, and that people
admire me. But the problem was that the first film
that I did dealt with a extra marital affair and soon
after that people started calling me a sex symbol.
off screen I am a very homely girl as in I prefer
to stay home and be my own self in chudidars and salwars.
I do wear mini skirts and tight tops but those are
limited just to parties. Otherwise you would find
me in a simple salwar at home with my parents.
didn't you try for roles in Telugu films, with you
being a Telugu girl?
I did a film last year with Vadde Naveen, it was called
Satruvu. But after that I am concentrating
on Hindi films as the exposure those films give is
different. I am always open for offers in Telugu.
There have been a few offers here but I am not supposed
to talk about them. So it will be juggling bollywood
and tollywood for me in the future.
Will you be continuing the same image of a sex
symbol even in Tollywood?
Like I said I have no problem with the tag, I am comfortable
when people think lets put her in a tight dress or
a mini skirt. But in the south I don't think this
will work out, as people here are conservative. So
I would be looking for roles where I would be seen
in Sarees and salwars.
I would like to do roles that are very close to the
actual image of me a very homely and family girl.
film industry has always been shown through a tainted
glass of sex, even more after the recent incidents?
I would not say the industry is clean but I would
also not like to say that the industry is bad. All
I am saying is that it depends on the individual,
as it is mostly the girls who are at fault. If a girl
holds her hand out someone is bound to hold onto it
and pull. It is all how you present your self and
you deal with people.
girls of today are willing to do anything to get a
role or a break into films. And it is this attitude
that is affecting the whole industry and giving people
a wrong picture.
being tagged a sex symbol, has it been hard for you?
No never, like I said it is how one presents oneself
and behaves in front o everyone that leads to any
problem. The tag was because of my first film, but
right now I am doing mostly family oriented subjects.
People are going to see me as a sister, a daughter-
in- law and other family roles.
have never had the problem of advances from people
or anyone coming up to me and talking bad. Most of
the places, even the interior regions that I have
visited people have appreciated me and praised me
for my work and no one has till date badmouthed me.
is the song shooting that is going on right now?
Like you know it is for my film Maksad and it is where
we are shooting a music video. It is like in the film
we are shooting a music video so most of the time
the frame has another camera or something or the other
of the shooting material in it.
tell us a little more about Meghana Naidu?
I think you should ask the public this question they
will be able to tell you ore about me.
are your future plans?
Very simple I will continue to do more movies and
will be most probably seen in a few film in the south.
And maybe get married in another five years or so,
because I have to get married right. Then probably
end up on the small screen doing all kinds of serials.
you wouldn't mind acting on the small screen in serials?
No, small screen will always be loved by me, as it
was the small screen that made me famous and brought
me close to the hearts of millions. So TV will definitely
be on the cards in the future, but that is after my
marriage so there is a long way to go. People are
going to go crazy watching me in a very typical Hindi
serial bahu kind of roles.
that she ended the interview and headed off to her
changing room for a costume change. Then she was back
to dancing to the music.
Truly: Meghana Naidu
all night long and let her hair loose.
Favorite music video
Afreen Afreen by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.
All bright shades and even black.
Favorite dressing style
Jeans and T-Shirt
Childhood dream profession
Meghana Naidu was a tennis player during her childhood
days and she was also a coach for four years in
Meghana Naidu acted in a couple of forgettable Telugu
films before she shot to fame with Kaliyon Kaa Chaman
music video. These films are Pruthvi
Narayana and Vendi
Gowri Mumjal (Heroine)
MS Raju (Producer)