'Telugu films are my priority': Regina Cassandra

DC CORRESPONDENT
Published May 4, 2014, 5:29 am IST
Updated Jan 10, 2016, 8:50 am IST
Regina talks candidly about her movie career and future plans
Actress Regina Cassandra  (Photo: DC archives)
 Actress Regina Cassandra (Photo: DC archives)

Hyderabad: Regina Cassandra was appreciated for her role in the recently released Allu Sirish starrer Kotha Janta. Talking about the film and her other projects, the actress says that a quite few Telugu films are lined up for release this year. The actress did not have a single release in 2013.

“I signed four films and the shooting started in February last year. A couple of films were expected to release the same year, but they got postponed to this year,” says the actress.

 

“The shooting of Ra Ra Krishnayya completed a couple of days back and my other project Shankara is ready to hit the screens,” she says.

The positive feedback about Kotha Janta has thrilled her. “I am happy with the response,” she says.

Talking about the kind of films and roles she would want to do, Regina says, “I don’t want to restrict myself to one particular genre of films. I like to experiment. I think about the character in any new offer that comes to me. Only if I like it do I go ahead with it.”

“I want to take on some challenging roles. If the character is totally new to me then I would definitely do homework before the shoot starts,” she adds.

If she would be seen in any women-oriented movies, the actress says, “As an actor I need to satisfy the actor and performer within me. I will do woman-oriented roles if any come my way. However, I will take it on only if I like the story and script, and not just for the sake of doing a woman-oriented film,” she says.

Four movies and four different characters. Shankara has a college backdrop and Pilla Nuvvuleni Jeevitham is a romantic comedy. Ra Ra Krishnayya is also quite different from usual. In Power opposite Ravi Teja, she is playing a Bengali girl.

“I am ‘studying’ Bengali girls, how they dress, look and their accent. I am also learning a few Bengali words. Yes! I am doing my homework!” she says. All of these films will hit the screens this year.

The actress who had made her mark in Kollywood with the hit film Nirnayam says she wants to concentrate on Tollywood as of now.

“I don’t have the time to do Tamil films as I have several Telugu films in hand. It is very difficult to act in too many films at the same time. Putting Kollywood on hold was a conscious decision. Tamil is my mother tongue and I do want to do Tamil films. But right now, I would want to concentrate on Telugu films only,” says Regina.

Kotha Janta shows her as a selfish girl. Asked whether it applied to her in real life too she replies, “No! I am not that selfish. I focus on my career, but am not selfish.”

About if she is looking for offers from Bollywood, she says, “Before Kotha Janta I got offers to act in Hindi serials, but I don’t want to do serials. If a good movie offer comes across, I will surely take it up.”

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