May 5, 2009, Y.Sunita Chowdhary
"You won't believe it I just bought a lap top a month ago and opened a hotmail account," giggles Tamannah who has been working round the clock for six years and dished out 13 films. Her last four films Konchem Ishtam Konchem Kastam, Ananda Thandavam, Kalasaala, Veedokkade have released in succession and each one of them had something or the other to boast about. Dressed in a pink saree the actress accompanied by her father sits in the last row watching the preview of her latest film and eagerly waits for the audiences reaction and in between chats on her movies and media. The film apparently had done huge business is tamil nadu which is why the filmmakers have dubbed and released it as Veedokkade. Since this is AVM's film which comes right after Sivaji, the actress says she is lucky to have been offered and grabbed it without a thought.
The actress played a complex character Madhumita in Ananda Thandavam which drew mixed response. She is at loss to explain as to why her role drew flak and defends her decision, "The immature and confused behavior, is a streak that every girl goes through at different point of time in life. There are innumerable cases of girls living for other people and doing what other people tell them to do. I had started noticing how kids behave, and honestly speaking I think you can't define a human being, it's way they react in different situations. I'm okay with it if people are bugged with the role, it did made an impact right?"
The pretty lady lost out on an opportunity to work with Mahesh and Trivikramfor Varudu. What happened? Tamannah explains that in films one has no control over certain things. She was definitely approached by the production house and found out that her dates were not working out with them. It is ethically not right to shelve projects midway, completing them is priority. "It's a long life, I may get another opportunity to work with them, they are a fabulous team and their reach is far," she adds.
There were rumours about her rejecting Pista with Vishal as she was keen on doing meaningful roles after the release of Ayan. The actress is aghast, "I don't know how such a talk comes up here, I don't see the tamil media writing such things. I choose a film on the basis of a combination. It could be the script, the role, the banner, director etc. No one person can be a reason for me to take up a film." At the moment Tamannah is busy withKandein Kadhalai with Bharat which is the remake of Jab We Met and Paiyya with Karti Sivakumar directed by Linguswamy.
Tamannah treats movies as a nine to five job and believes in maintaining an etiquette. There is a time constraint and producers invest huge money and the least one can do is being professional. She appears very level headed and adds that though she enjoys the perks, the fame and a great amount of satisfaction, it is important to remember that films are just a part of her life and a temporary aspect in her career. When she is not shooting, she is most of the time founding sleeping. She says, 'I do cardio and weights and have a decent appetite. No fried, junk food and a strict no to aerated drinks." There is a softer, mushier side to her too. She writes poetry and loves surrounded by warm and positive people. "Positivity drives me", she signs off.