Anupama Parameswaran may be new in Tollywood, but the Malayalam actress has proved that she can perform any role with ease. After making her debut in Telugu with Trivikram’s A...Aa, the actress has been getting one offer after the other. The young star is now looking forward to her upcoming film Tej I Love You.
“I am excited but also tense. Other than Sathamanam Bhavathi, in my other films, I’ve been one of the leads or I only appear in the first half. In this film, I am there from the beginning till the end,” she says.
The actress will play the role of Nandini, who stays abroad but comes to Hyderabad for a purpose. “Lot of variations are there in my role; she is emotional at times, mature and also active,” says the actress, adding that like her character, she too is talkative in real life.
Director Karunakaran is the biggest reason why she chose this film. “I have watched all his films including the famous Tholi Prema. I like the way he portrays actresses. Even when he narrated the script, he didn’t sit in one place; he was running here and there with excitement,” says Anupama.
Anupama says that she only looks at the character’s strength. “I want to leave a mark in the film and I never look at the length of my role. I appear only in the first half of Vunnadi Okate Zindagi and in A... Aa. I hardly appear in two to three scenes as Nagavalli,” says the Premam actor.
Though Anupama made her debut with the popular Malayalam movie Premam she seems to be doing more Tollywood films now. “I never expected I would do these kinds of films in Telugu. I got good opportunities here. Though I got Malayalam offers, I couldn’t adjust the dates. I’ll now be making my Kannada debut,” she says, adding, “I liked the script and I will be paired opposite superstar Puneeth Rajkumar.”
Despite being a good actress, she says she’s not skilled at dancing. “Till now, I’ve not had the chance to dance in my films, but in Tej I Love You, I have to dance. I know Sai Dharam Tej is a good dancer, so I am putting in a few hours of practice with the choreographer.”
Anupama isn’t one to shy away from appreciating her contemporaries. She praises Samantha for Rangasthalam as well as Keerthy Suresh, Aditi Rao and other actresses for their performances in their recent films. “I feel if I could do those kinds of films, I would need to do a lot of hard work. Watching all those good films is a learning process for me,” she says. Now, Anupama has started watching Kannada films and she wants to understand the language.
By now the actress is fluent when it comes to speaking Telugu. “Trivikram garu is my inspiration to learn Telugu. When I made my debut I didn’t understand a single word, even when people around me would be talking. Trivikram garu used to translate for me. That’s when I decided that by the time it’s my next film, I should speak Telugu,” says the actress who will also be seen in Hello Guru Prema Kosamera opposite Ram Pothineni....