Better known as the Ghajini girl, Asin Thottumkal has arrived in Bollywood with big plans. And although she is working with Aamir for her debut Bollywood movie and Salman Khan for her second (not to mention the ad film she did with Saif and Zayed), she denies an obvious ‘Khan’ fascination. “Why just Khans? There are so many actors on my wish-list,” she says when asked about the next Khan she would want to work with.
She is evidently excited as she talks about the movie. “Aamir liked my performance in the Tamil version of the film and cast me in the Hindi remake,” she says. Though most veterans would find working with the perfectionist intimidating, she claims it was a cakewalk. “It was an absolute pleasure to work with him. Giving a ride to Aamir on my scooty while people on the street were running after us was a great experience,” she says, seemingly smitten by the actor.
The 23-year-old doesn’t see the 20-year age gap as a determining factor in her on-screen chemistry with Aamir. “When you get to know the person well, the age gap never comes to mind. I have seen him romancing on-screen since childhood. I enjoyed being paired opposite to him,” she says.
She also takes a stand on the trend of unsuccessful Bollywood actresses heading to South Indian cinema. “It’s not essential that someone unsuccessful in Bollywood would succeed in the South. If they don’t have the required talent and professionalism, they won’t survive in either of the industries,” she says.