Kajal Agarwal talks about working with Telugu superstar Pawan Kalyan, her Bollywood plans and more. Excerpts from an interview:
How was it working with Pawan Kalyan?
Pawan Kalyan is a fabulous actor. He is so focused on his scenes especially during his stunts. It was amazing working with him.
With only two films in Bollywood so far, it seems like a conscious effort to focus on south projects…
My next Bollywood film Do Lafzon Ki Kahani with Randeep Hooda is releasing in May. It is an intense love story where I play a visually impaired girl. It is purely out of choice that I do several films down south since I learned a lot from there but my mother-tongue is Hindi so I am making the best of both worlds.
Do you have any offers from Bollywood post Do Lafzon Ki Kahani?
I am in talks for a couple of films but I will only be able to talk after a month or so.
If given an option, which one will you pick between Bollywood and South film industries?
It is impossible to choose, but my loyalty stays lies with Southern films since I debuted there and made my mark as an actor over there.
How difficult is it for you to juggle the two industries?
Not that difficult. I have been juggling them for nine years. I stay in Mumbai and travel for work whenever required.
What is your take on southern remakes being explored in Bollywood?
It’s great because southern films are highly creative and rich in
content. From technicians to co-stars, everyone is amazing. It is a beautiful amalgamation.
Would you like any of your own South movies to be remade in Bollywood?
Mr Perfect has a huge potential to be remade and I think Hrithik Roshan will be the best choice.