Actor Tamannaah Bhatia has had a transition from regional to Bollywood films. Despite having a successful stint in Bollywood with films such as Himmatwala (2013), Humshakals (2014), Entertainment (2014) and her latest release Tutak Tutak Tutiya, she says, she will never ignore regional cinema.
“Even when I had three Hindi films happening at the same time, I was still doing regional films. Tamil and Telugu will always be an important industry considering I started my career there. I owe all the name and fame I have earned to regional cinema. Even my Hindi film that did well was Baahubali, which was also from South. My loyalties are definitely there,” says the actor adding, that she is definitely looking for more scripts in Hindi.
“Language has never been a priority. It’s important that if I do Hindi films, I want them to be something that I can show to my friends and family and they feel proud for me, being a part of such projects,” says, the 23 year old actor.
Meanwhile, the actor has rubbished reports of a complaint that had been filed against her with the South Indian Artistes’ Association (SIAA), where producer RK Suresh accused her of being unprofessional during the promotion of her film Dharma Durai. He alleged that Tamannaah was not available to promote his movie , which was released in August, this year.
“These are baseless reports and false allegations. I have also spoken to my producer and he told me that he never lodged a complaint like that. Rather, most of my producers are happy with kind of commitment, I hold for my films and promotions. I deal with producers every day, so for me, it was just a phone call away to confront him.”
Stating that such false reports cannot sabotage an actor’s image in the industry, Tamannaah says, “The world is small and the film industry is even smaller. So, if some one does something wrong, you really can’t hide it and if it’s good work, it also can’t remain hidden. Also, one person’s imagination or fancy can’t ruin my career as an individual.”