Pongalo Pongal

Published Jan 14, 2018, 12:00 am IST
Updated Jan 14, 2018, 9:52 am IST
The year 2018 has started off on a great note for Hansika Motwani.
Hansika Motwani poses for the media.
 Hansika Motwani poses for the media.

Having signed three films of various genres, Hansika Motwani says she is fond of Pongal as she is accustomed to celebrating Makar Sankranti in a traditional manner, flying kites on the terrace with friends in Mumbai. “Some of my earlier movies have also had a Pongal release. This year it has been very special, as I have been getting appreciation for my performance as a con artist in GB”, the Aranmanai star tells us.

What Pongal means


We used to celebrate Makar Sankranti in a big way right from school. I used to call all my friends home and we would have gala time indulging in some good homemade food. We would all go to the terrace and fly kites of different colours and simply enjoy. After becoming an actress, when you say Pongal festival, the first thing that comes to my mind is movies. Some of my best flicks in Tamil and Telugu were released during the festive occasion and were blockbusters.

On Prabhu Deva

Prabhu sir was my first film’s director, my last movie's producer and my co-star in my most recent offering. It was awesome working with him. As a filmmaker he is a taskmaster and has a different approach to get the best from you. As an actor he is a chilled out person and gives a lot of space and there's lot of spontaneity on the sets. It was fun working with him. This character is something I have not attempted so far and I loved it.

Strong scripts in the kitty

Honestly, I have been enjoying this phase of my life. It's been good so far!
Aranamani was one of a kind. My upcoming films too have strong scripts and do justice to my character. I am looking forward to them.

For a good cause

Everyone knows that I have taken land outside Mumbai to construct a building for my adopted kids. I have to generate more money and it is a long process. But, I have been taking care of my kids as always, looking after their food, education and health.

Fitness conscious

It's a certain way! I do a lot of yoga, cut down on my diet to get the shape. You can't call me a fitness freak, but yes, I am fitness conscious.  I think looking fitter is more important, because as it is the cameras show you bigger that what you are actually. I am just trying to look my best on the screen.