I have started to enjoy dance: Anjali
Admitting that she was a bundle of nerves initially to work with the Nandamuri scion, the actress insists, “Yes, I heard people telling me that he is...
The actress talks about her role in ‘Dictator’, working with Balakrishna and her forthcoming film with Mammootty
After featuring in an impressive cameo as Phoolan Devi in ‘Shankarabharanam’ last year, Anjali is gung-go about her next release ‘Dictator’ in which she’s paired opposite superstar Balakrishna. “It’s a bubbly part. I play an independent urban girl, who doesn’t mince words and speaks her mind. It's something I haven't tried before,” she reveals.
Admitting that she was a bundle of nerves initially to work with the Nandamuri scion, the actress insists, “Yes, I heard people telling me that he is disciplined but the way he made me comfortable on sets was truly commendable.
It’s very important that co-stars are at ease and he gave me that freedom to be who I am. You can clearly see that reflect in the film. He was very sweet and despite the following he commands, he was down to earth.”
Holding the film’s director Sriwass in high esteem too, she states, “Sriwaas has a lot of clarity and knows what exactly he wants. He’s believes in ‘shoot to edit’ and takes decisions quickly.”
The East-Godavari born points out that her interest levels on dance have picked up significantly in the recent past and she started enjoying grooving more. “I had a lot of fun a shaking a leg with Balayya. I started off my part by shooting for a couple of numbers in Swiss Alps and Bulgaria. It helped me to break the ice with him. The numbers are peppy and I managed to match his steps,” she enthuses proudly.
Recently social media was abuzz that Anjali will be seen in the role of a transgender in her next Tamil film ‘Peranbu’, starring megastar Mammootty. The actress quashes these reports, informing, “I’ve been reading messages on social media and also saw a few channels airing such reports but I would like to clarify that my role is not a transgender. I’m not even paired opposite Mammootty.”
So what does she play then? “No, I can’t talk or reveal about it right now, but definitely not a transgender,” smiles Anjali, adding, “It’s a great honour to work with Mammootty and I’m all excited and looking forward to shoot with him and the film’s director Ram.”