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‘Twenty minutes and I was a part of Khatta Meetha’

Priyadarshan’s discovery Trisha Krishnan moves from Tollywood to Bollywood
By Rachana Dubey | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2010 06:49 PM IST
I had been offered plenty of films before Khatta Meetha but this one, I thought, would be a perfect launch into Bollywood," asserts Tamil star Trisha Krishnan who debuts opposite Akshay Kumar in the actor's home production.



Her first Hindi movie is directed by Priyadarshan who also gave Krishnan her break down South with Lesa Lesa, that flagged off in 1999 but released only three years later.

Big thank you
“Priyan sir had seen me in a few ad films and in Falguni Pathak’s music video, ‘Meri chunar udd udd jaye…’. He decided to give me a break but since his film was delayed, I took on a couple of other projects and was eventually launched in Mounam Pesadhaye. Still, I owe a big thank you to Priyan sir,” Krishnan smiles.

The script of Khatta Meetha was narrated to her on the phone. “Twenty minutes and I was a part of Khatta Meetha. Priyan sir and I have been wanting to work together for a long time. With Khatta Meetha I knew I wouldn’t have to worry about dialogue, costumes or footage. Priyan sir is very precise in his instructions and we completed the film in just two schedules.,” she points out.

Was Akshay Kumar like a ‘typical film producer’ on the sets? “No, he wasn’t,” she retorts. “He was warm and made me comfortable even though he was working hard to juggle the roles of lead actor and producer.”

Will Khatta Meetha, a remake of Priyadarshan’s 1999 Shobhana-Mohanlal superhit Vellanakalude Nadu, mean goodbye to South movies? No, Krishnan insists that she wants to strike a balance between both film industries.

She says, “Right now, I’m shooting for Manmadhan Ambu and considering other offers from Bollywood. If Asin hasn’t said goodbye to Tollywood, why should I?”

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