Kajal Aggarwal: I begin shooting for Kamal Haasan-Shankar's Indian 2 on June 1
The actor awaits the release of her Telugu film, Sita, directed by Teja, and also starring her Kavacham co-star Bellamkonda Sreenivas
Kajal Aggarwal is eagerly awaiting the release of Sita, which also stars her Kavacham co-star Bellamkonda Sreenivas. When her mentor director Teja narrated the script to her, she instantly gave her nod. “Teja sir narrated the script of Sita a few years ago and I was completely blown away by the characterisation of the protagonist. The project didn’t go on floors as expected and we got busy with other films. He narrated the script again during the filming of Nene Raju Nene Mantri and am glad that everything fell in place this time,” says Kajal.
The actor plays the titular role in the film and she believes that as an actor, Sita took her to another level. “Teja sir offers me the best roles. He introduced me (with Lakshmi Kalyanam) and gave me a foothold in the industry. I represent today's woman in Sita. I will be seen as a selfish, strong-willed, and goal-oriented modern woman. It was a challenging role and is close to my heart. I read books, met many people, and did online research to play the part. I believe it’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for me to portray Sita. I am curious to see how the audience reacts to it.”
Was acting opposite Sreenivas, who is eight years her junior, ever a cause for concern? “I share a good rapport with Sreenivas. Our chemistry worked quite well and Teja sir has got the best out of us. Also, directors write interesting roles if actors like me have no qualms to work with young heroes. In addition to that, it gives female actors longevity in their careers too,” says Kajal.
She has completed a decade in the cinema industry, but still faces the day with a newbie’s enthusiasm. “I have immense love for cinema and my passion towards my craft keeps me going. I’m a restless soul and I just don't like to sit idle. More than my characterisation, my priority is always a good script,” reveals the Mersal actor.
Amused with the stories that keep making the rounds that her new film Bharateeyudu 2 (Indian 2) has been shelved, Kajal assures that the project is very much on and is looking forward to teaming up with Kamal Haasan. “The film is not shelved. I will start shooting for my part on June 1. The team is determined to make Indian 2 on a grand scale. I’m excited to be a part of the project and am eagerly waiting to work with Kamal sir,” signs off Kajal, who will also be seen in a yet-to-be-titled film opposite Sharwanand and Jayam Ravi-starrer Comali.