The hot posters of Anya and Sundeep from their upcoming film Kannadi that adorned the walls of the city have caught the attention of passersby. B’town girl Anya Singh, a Yash Raj Film’s discovery who is making her Tamil and Telugu debut with a super natural horror (titled Ninu Veedani Needanu Nene), was in Chennai and DC caught up with her for a quick chat.
“I am a fan of thriller and horror movies and novels. So, when this script came to me, I was very excited. And when director Karthick gave the narration, it was mind-blowing as I have never seen or heard a genre like this. It was a huge responsibility because it was in two languages and I was very scared as I didn’t know both the languages. Thanks to him for having trusted me and given this solid role. I hope I have pulled it off (smiles).”
Quiz her about the bold posters and kissing scenes from the trailer, pat she replies, “They are not forced ones to create sensation. Those scenes are part of the script and appear in an emotional segment. So long as the script demands such acts, I have no qualms.”
The svelte actress reveals that she did not give any audition and Karthick watched her Hindi film Qaidi Band and offered Kannadi. “There was lot of emotions in that film and here also it required me to portray several emotional scenes. The film has a mix of emotions, humour, horror and suspense. And several scenes were challenging. For a scene, I took several retakes. But, my director was patient enough and Sundeep always helped me translating my lines in Hindi and English.”
On her Chennai connection she says she loves south Indian food. “I am a foodie and love spicy Andhra food. I also love dosa and sambar made here. I am from Delhi and and my major attraction in Chennai is its beach. Oh! How lovely to walk on the beach in the twilight. We shot some of the scenes in private beaches.”
Anushka Sharma seems to be her role model. “I love Anushkaji her on screen as well as off screen persona. She is very honest and I respect her a lot.
And her choice of films amazes me. In south, I like Samantha. I watch lot of her interviews. They are very real, fun and relatable.”