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Prachi paid Rs 1.5 cr for Tamil film?

regional-movies Updated: Mar 28, 2011 14:37 IST
Serena Menon
Serena Menon
Hindustan Times
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Prachi Desai’s much-spoken of Tamil film with Arun Vijay,

Thadaiyara Thaakka

, will give the Bollywood actor much more than a break in the South Indian film industry. At Rs 1.5 crore, sources say it has given her the biggest pay cheque she has ever received.



When asked whether the news was true, she neither confirms, nor denies it. “Maybe,” says Desai, quickly adding, “I would never discuss money with the media.”



The actor who hasn't been seen in too many Bollywood films has recently signed one with John Abraham. But she doesn't reveal much about it. “It’s the best role I have got so far, not putting down any of the others I have portrayed though,” says Desai.



Prachi Desai

“People think I am this serious girl because of the kind of roles I have played. But this one is the exact opposite of what has been perceived of me so far.” She’s also happy about playing a part that is her age. “I am finally playing a character that is 22 years old, when I am actually 22 years old,” says the actor, who recently finished shooting for her film,

Joker

, with Rajeev Khandelwal.



Desai, who made her debut with

Rock On!

(2008), has been careful about the films she picks. Her last two include

Life Partner

(2009) and

Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai

(2010). But she credits her limited work to a lack of ideal roles. “I wont say there were great films offered; and I have to be mentally prepared before entering into something. Maybe I am ready now,” she says.



As for the forever-being-planned

Rock On!

sequel, she too is waiting for it to happen, but isn’t sure whether she will feature in it.


“I’ve been hearing about it for more than a year, but I can only wait. I don’t know what the producers want. If the story is a reboot, then the original cast won’t be a part of the same film. If it is a sequel then that would be something I’d be waiting for and looking forward to,” says Desai.