Trisha on top
Unscathed by the recent unpleasant happenings, Trisha says she's a professional and will accept the good and the bad side of the industry
MEET TRISHA. She is the stuff fables are made of. An ordinary middle-class girl clinching the title of Ms Chennai and then her ascent to fame while at the same time getting closer to people via her foray into films. She has surely shown her grit during the recent unhappy episode in her personal life.
Talking about the infamous news item about her that was splashed in all the dailies, Trisha says, "The industry is a fabulous place to work. Every profession has a good side and bad side. I don't deny there is a very bad side to this industry but it all depends on how you carry yourself. It totally depends on what you want, and the industry gives you only that."
Giving her account of the incident she explains, "What happened was the work of a pyschotic person. We have lodged a complaint with the authorities concerned and we are hopeful that action will be taken. A lot of cyber crime happens everywhere but when they involve celebrities, they are blown out of proportion. I feel one should not take all this lying down. The pictures were definitely not mine and it was clearly morphed."
Right now, she is quite excited about her forthcoming release Nuvvasthanante Nenu Vadhantana. But behind the mirth, the steely determination that this is going to be another-to-be-remembered
performance is evident. At Ramanaidu Studios, wrapping up the last schedule of her latest film directed by Prabhudeva, Trisha Krishnan says things are happening too early and fast for her. "Success has come too soon, everything in a period of a year-and-a-half. I think it all depends on your last hit. People consider me lucky because I have given two big blockbusters. So, the luck factor does matter a lot."
She adds that along with the perks, there is a lot of pressure that comes with the tinsel world package. It's not glam all the way, but her family helps her stay firmly grounded. "I should thank my family for making sure I have a normal life. I am not at all affected by all the highs and lows associated with the trade. Still, there are a lot of things that can affect you because the more successful you become, the more enemies you make. I think one has to be strong. If I were not strong I would have been broken a long time back."
Dressed in a black salwar kameez, Trisha looks beautiful. She speaks about the new faces that keep cropping up every now and then and the fierce competition which one can't take for granted. "Everything here is not direct. Every deal is happening behind your back and that is when your work speaks for you. You do good work you are on top in the rat race. You do bad work
you disappear," she says reflectively. "Again it depends on the films you choose to work in. It is not giving a hit film that matters, it's the kind of role you do that matters. Everyone can have a hit film but what is important is that people should notice you and appreciate your work," she says and continues, "People expect too much and that is what scares me. I have become very choosy about my scripts. People are constantly comparing my roles to that in Varsham." She adds, "There is nothing like reel life and real life. Even when I am acting I am only Trisha, the person. There are no two faces to me. My whole life is real. As an actress
I have a long way to go, have different roles to do. Just being an actress alone is not important. I think I have a commercial market and since I need that market, I want to touch the audience with roles that are different. I can now afford to play around a little. I have to derive satisfaction out of the roles."
And why is there no remake of Varsham in Tamil? "I didn't have the dates. As an artiste, it is very tiring to do a remake. I did rather do a different role than do the same thing. Tamil Nadu is home to me but then technically I'm doing more of Telugu films than Tamil ones."
Y. SUNITA CHOWDHARY
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