Jul 30, 2013

Actress Samantha Exclusive Interview - Video

Actress Samantha Exclusive Interview, Actress Samantha Naan Ee Interview in Tamil- Video

 "Everyone only sees what i write to Siddharth", says actor Samantha when questioned on 'good friend' Siddharth's absence on the night she won two Best Actor (Female) awards. In a tete-a-tete, Samantha talks about awards, her equation with Siddharth and more...

The two awards at Filmfare must be quite special for you?
Oh! yes. It's such a great honour for me to be in the same category as Revathy madam, who achieved a similar feat, years ago. I love her work and have always looked up to her. This feeling is too good to be true.

While working on Neethane En Ponvasantham (NEP) or Eega, did you expect to win awards?
I don't work for awards. I work on a project only if I find the script interesting. These films pushed me as an actor and I had very demanding roles. I was excited because I love being pushed out of my comfort zone. When I went home every day after shooting for these films, I had a sense of satisfaction as they required me to challenge myself.

What do awards mean to you?
I've always taken my job very seriously. I know that one bad performance and I'll be sent home. I don't approach my work, thinking I've delivered hits in the past, so all is well. I always work keeping the fear of the future in mind. Awards don't change my attitude towards work. For me, they are a source of encouragement. A film that you've worked really hard on might not do well at the box office. But if it gets appreciated by fetching you awards or recognition from the audience and the industry, then you will feel encouraged to take risks.

This is the second award you've received for a Gautham Menon film. What did he and Rajamouli have to say to you?
Gautham Menon was very happy for me. He believes that I've arrived as an actress only with NEP, and that's a huge compliment. We both agree that I was very raw in Ye Maya Chesave and that I had a lot to learn. In NEP, he could see a lot of change in me; I would get things instantly. And working with Rajamouli was a different experience altogether. He's a taskmaster and wants every shot to be perfect. When he 'okays' a shot, you know you've done something right.

Looks like you missed Siddharth on the awards night. You tweeted saying you wished he was there...
Why don't people see the tweets I sent to others saying stuff like, 'hugs and kisses' and 'muaahs'? Everyone only sees what I write to Siddharth and read between the lines! I'm a very affectionate person and always say 'hugs and kisses' to everyone. I don't have anything to hide; it's out for everyone to see. Sid's one of my closest friends and I wish he was there at the awards night. My family, friends and everyone else were there. Sid was the only one missing.

Your date calendar in 2013 seems to be full of films in Telugu...
Yes, but by the end of the year, I will start working on more Tamil films. Telugu movies might probably take a backseat.
Actress Samantha Naan Ee Interview in Tamil