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Kalyani Malik

June 12, 2006

Bangaram heroine Meera Chopra is currently working for Satyam Sivam Sundaram with Nitin as hero. This film is being produced by B Srinivasa Raju in the direction of Siddik. Shooting of a song was going on Padmalaya studios on 10th June and visited the sets for an exclusive chitchat with Meera Chopra. Here are the excerpts -

Tell us about your background?
I did my schooling in Delhi and I went to USA to complete my higher education. I completed my masters in Mass Communication with major in PR and Journalism in Michigan State University. Then returned to India and worked for NDTV for 3 months. I left that job because they don’t pay you much and they make you work day and night. I started modeling and then a Tamil film director spotted me and signed me up for a Tamil film. That is how I got into film industry. I did Bangaram in Telugu and presently doing Satyam Sivam Sundaram. My Tamil film Jambavan with Prasanth as hero is due for release in the next month.

How is it like working with Pawan Kalyan and Nitin?
Pawan Kalyan is a gentleman who is very sensitive and intelligent. We hardly come across such gems in this film industry. Nitin is very nice, shy and sweet.

Tell us about your character in Satyam Sivam Sundaram?
I am doing the role of VJ (Video Jockey) at a TV Channel. She is the sole bread winner for the entire family consisting of two sisters and a grandmother. Then something happens to her. You gotta watch this film on big screen to know more about it. I am fortunate to get such a role in the beginning of my career.

What is Satyam Sivam Sundaram film all about?
This film is unlike a regular commercial Telugu film. It is a very sensible movie.

How do you differentiate Tamil industry from Telugu film industry?
It is same to me.

Don’t you feel out of place working in South?
Initially I used to feel very lonely. I thought that my first Tamil film would be my last south film. Now I am getting used to it. More over everybody can speak in English. In Hyderabad, I can manage in Hindi too. I am able to connect to people in Hyderabad.

I heard that you had some problems with your Tamil film?
I had many problems with that film. I don’t want to talk about it now since that episode is over.

What are your hobbies?
I am a big shopper. If I have nothing to do, I go out and shop. I love to sleep. I am a biggest movie buff and I watch each and every Hindi film.

Who are your favorite actors and actresses?
I like Aamir Khan, Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar among actors. I love Kajol among the actresses.

How do you define acting?
I think it’s natural. I find it stupid when someone says that they went to acting school. I think acting comes natural to you.

What are your future projects?
As of now I signed another Tamil film with Madhavan as hero. I am taking a break now and going abroad for a month. After coming from abroad I would decide upon my future Telugu projects.

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