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‘I started the 100 crore club’

After delivering a blockbuster with Bol Bachchan, actor Asin Thottumkal took off for a vacation to Thailand. Now back in Mumbai the actor is recharged and says that she is going to get more demanding with scripts being offered to her.

bollywood Updated: Jul 28, 2012 01:22 IST
Neha Sharma

After delivering a blockbuster with Bol Bachchan, actor Asin Thottumkal took off for a vacation to Thailand. Now back in Mumbai the actor is recharged and says that she is going to get more demanding with scripts being offered to her.

Ask her if, with Bol Bachchan having crossed the 100 crore mark, should we now call her the 100 crore heroine, considering her last films Ghajini, Ready and Housefull 2 have also crossed that mark. She says, “I started the 100 crore club with Ghajini and gave membership to others. I am one of the oldest..one of the founding members of the club,” adding, “Jokes apart, I don’t think heroines should think about the numbers. The producers should.”

The actor says that there are very limited heroine oriented films but luckily “change can been seen”.

Her focus, she says, is on well written roles, “I am looking at working with the younger crop of actors. I am looking at scripts which have well written roles for the female which have a scope for performance. The roles should be well fleshed out and worth talking about.”

The actor also makes it clear that she is not here to compete with others. “I am not competing with other people. I believe in developing and improving myself based on my last performance, be it a film or an interview. One should make a constant effort to push one’s boundaries,” she says.

Lately, some actors who have worked both in south and Bollywood created buzz by saying that the south’s film industry is more professional. What’s her take on this issues? “The time of functioning is very different. In the south you start very early around 7 or 9 in the evening, so the pack up happens around evening. There is a lifestyle difference. Here, there are after parties because of which the call time also gets pushed,” she says.

Asin speaks...

On her vacation
My family was with me. I was shooting and doing film promotions, so it was a bit jampacked, now I am back to rainy Mumbai

Success of Bol Bachchan
It feels nice to know that the film is a hit. The purpose of a film is to entertain and when it does that, it feels nice

On Rajesh Khanna
I had the good fortune of meeting him at the IIFA awards. He was so good looking..he was a dreamboat. It is a great loss