I am quite like Aamir Khan-Asin

 

Priya Gupta (BOMBAY TIMES; November 11, 2012)

 

Asin, 27, is culturally rooted in Kerala but is equally comfortable speaking Malayalam, Hindi, Tamil or English. Even though she was born in a conservative Roman Catholic Christian family, she grew up in a cosmopolitan Navy public school in Cochin, which she calls mini-India. Even though she scored over 90 per cent in her 10th board exams, she took up Humanities in the 11th, shocking her family who were confident she would take up science and get into the civil services. Being photogenic, she started modelling for ad campaigns and did her first Malayalam film at the age of 15. By the time she got to college, she had done five films in the South and had bagged her first Filmfare award.

In a conversation with Bombay Times, she opens up about her her similarities with Aamir Khan, why Akshay is her best co-star and why she would never date anyone from the industry. Excerpts:

How did you get to work in Ghajini?
In 2005, Ghajini was the most popular regional film down South. Aamir wanted to see it and so a special screening was organised for him in Bombay. I was at that time shooting in Chennai when I got a call from Aamir complimenting me for my performance. I thought it was a prank call from someone else till my producer told me that it must be Aamir only as he had just finished seeing the trial in Bombay. I was thrilled getting such a compliment from one of the biggest superstars in our country. Later, I was approached to act in the Hindi remake of the film with Aamir as my co-star. It was a dream Bollywood debut for me.

After Ghajini, while you may have been a part of a number of 100 crore films, you have not made an impact as an actor.
I agree with you. I was very choosy after Ghajini, which put off a lot of people. I waited too long for a good script which did not go down well. And then I thought I am new in this industry and should not refuse the masala massy films which is why I did films like Housefull-2 and Bol Bachchan. However, having done such films, I want to now do roles that will give me creative satisfaction, given that I have no financial pressures.

You have worked with three of the biggest stars — Aamir, Salman and Akshay Kumar. How are they as co-stars?
Aamir is curious and has childlike interest in his work. He likes to clarify and understand everything and is so focused inspite of his level of stardom. He is always trying to push the limits. He has patience and likes to take inputs from anybody and if it is a valid suggestion he will incorporate it. While he will let his director take the final call, he has an intelligent view and will always express it. I am quite like him and have his working style in me. People who work with me say that I am also curious and ask a lot of questions. Like Aamir, I want to be sure of what I want to say within a certain number of words and try and say it sharply. Like him, I am totally focused on my work.

Salman is a superstar and lives his life superstar size. He doesn’t care a damn about anybody and lives his life the way he wants to, without bothering about anyone else’s perception of him.

Akshay is sporty, sweet and encouraging and the best co-star I have worked with. Subconsciously, when you work with a superstar, a lot of things are in accordance with how he wants things done, but Akshay makes it more equal. He takes that effort to make you comfortable with him and as a co-actor takes your point of view and preference. He doesn’t impose his rights and wrongs on you.

You have only acted with actors who are 40 plus? Why have you not done films with actors your age?
I have had the advantage of starting my work with superstars in the industry as against working my way up with them and had successes with them. But I really look forward to working with male actors my age as the kind of stories and interaction with co-stars on the sets will be quite different than what I have done so far.

You are amongst the few actors who have been successful both in the South film industry and in Bollywood. How did you manage that?
It’s not easy to make a cultural shift from the South to the North. After Sridevi, nobody has been able to do the kind of films I have done. It’s a tight rope you walk catering to the interests of both. For instance, the South audiences are more conservative and they like to see their actresses in a certain way. In contrast an actress in the North with a certain boldness is considered to have an attitude which is seen as positive. I have managed to do so because I understand both cultures and the way I conduct my life both on and off screen.

Do you have friends in Bollywood?
I have friends, but not best friends. Friendships are for life but in our profession which is extremely competitive, we neither have the time nor are we able to invest in the emotion that friendship requires. Sonam, Jacqueline and I hang out together. They are my friends if I have to have a pizza in the middle of the night or need to confide in anyone.

Have you had any affairs in the industry?
No and I am clear that I woudn’t date anyone from the industry as I don’t see myself spending my entire life in it. So, once I am done with the industry, I will be done with it completely. I do not then want any reasons to connect me to the industry for the rest of my life.

LINK

Post Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

shop price viagra plus canada drugs online reputable buy prozac online uk 50 mg amatriptyline cheap cialis online bestellen flomax cr 0 4mg effets secondaires pharmatie canadienne viagra generique canadian no scrip pharmacys retirides reviews kosovarja chat line norstan communications inc doxycap tablets with keyboards yasmin online no prescription valium vs xanax dosage how to get viagra prescription online flonase side effects children vagiral ovulos de sabilavagravaiagravaigaravaigravairgavalium amoxicillin europe order viagra online with echeck canadian 24 hour pharmacy magnesium deficiency symptoms leaves rxdrugstore medicines metallica one guitar tabs microcidal meaning of last names doxycycline pills for sale bactroban cream for acne tv ads viagria canadian meds pharmacy order nitroglycerin american online drugstore malegra 25 terramycin ointment for rabbits torsemide 20 mg coupons detrol side effects itching contact customer ed pregnant pictures of kourtney kardashian hydrodiuril dosage benemid medications periactin canada aciclovir 800 mg no script cialis indonesia viagra at discount baclofen 10 mg seroflo 250 side effects cefabiot cefuroxima indicaciones condyline wartec extenze commercial infomercial cyclidox antibiotics for strep advantage car rental discount code generic ed meds quinine sulfate for leg cramps side effects where to buy cialis online ofloxacin buy from canada aggrenox 25 200mg buy generic sildenafil pinamox pinewood apartments mtabs scam metrogel for rosacea side effects micardis side effects weight gain zofran pregnancy class bisoprolol hydrochlorothiazide side effects mirapex restless leg syndrome bevispas tablets for toddlers viagra with a script pregnant mannequin where to buy finpecia online colchicine without prescription tylenol with codeine while pregnant water pills for bloating dosage quinine sulfate leg cramps 145 cials brand reminyl 8 side effects levitra usa online info dramamine trip viagra generico in vendita in italia where to buy cialis vardenafil hcl 20mg how long does it last prometrium progesterone levels viagra kaufen mit mastercard buy levitra on line buy clomid online uk chemist fentanyl citrate singulair allergy medicine side effects for children can you buy lexapro 10 mg prodotto 87 stanozolol cycle dose antabuse online no prescription angela ginseng farmacia on line tadalafil cialis 20mg preis ornidazole treatment for what is betafusin supreme suppliers pharmacy mumbai cytotec abortion pill buy online skelaxin abuse medication can i take augmentin for strep throat zithromax and alcohol cialis over the counter mebendazole vermox side effects original viagra apotheke jaguar viagra vigrx plus before and after propecia 5mg clenbuterol cycle zovirax ointment medication cialis medication cheapest cialis 5mg levitra vs cialis berifen medicinal parcopa vs sinemet overdose vente de cialis sans ordonnance vgr 100 online cialis noprescription paypal promethazine on line estradiol valerate estrogens thailand pharmacy viapro ingredients for lasagnaviargaviasek buy ketoconazole alfuzosin hcl 10mg doxycycline without rx paypal online pharmacy 365 pills scam premarin 0 625 mg does b6 and unisom for morning sickness viagra et maladie du coeur viagra super active coupon code generic 4u microcidal meaning of flowers ativan side effects dose where can i buy adidas originals pfizer viagra online australia what is casodex bicalutamidecatafast vidalta carbimazole treatment progesterone suppositories side effects cramps diazepam 5mg tablets warfarin coumadin side effects kemadrin 5mg melatonin can you get high on indomethacin difference between propecia and generic alternative drug for cymbalta l thyroxin ohne rezept kaufen rimadyl for dogs veterinarian taladafil 20mg miami super p force us lergigan fortes rapidtabs viagra commercial actress nexium walmart ranbaxy pharmaceuticals news cost of prandin in usa pilule cialis diflucan and alcohol lidocaine viscous 2 dose ephedraxin ingredients in mayonnaise super force viagra ampicillin 500 mg on amazon nolvadex side effects in men tizanidine hcl 4 mg real viagra online without prescription order viagra online fast shipping cipralex side effects doctor flagyl 1000mg buy androgel testosterone gel optimmune ointment cyclosporine proviron side effects mesterolone proviron buy cialis one day receipt prozac for anxiety reviews buy alli online in canada clotrimazole lozenges regenon side effects healthpoint little blue pill non perscription flomax yasmine galenorn otherworld series ventolin syrup drug ventolin nebules dosage children buy methotrexate without prescription eprex 40000 thyroxine binding globulin test buy tadalafil 20 mg from india adderall xr dosage information generic finasteride 1mg best non prescription pharmacies rimadyl 25mg dogs dosage free trials team viagra viagra cream for women fixime tablet phentermine diet pills doctor content analysis software ramipril capsules color next day viagra usa cheap cialis in the united states morphine side effects elderly finasteride taiwan lumigan eye drops for sale sildenafil citrate tablets 50 isoptin sr 240 mg codeine medications canada no prescription cvs pharmacy prices northern canadian pharmacy prometrium 100mg oflocet et clomid edrugstore md website canadian pharmacy overnight delivery can i buy mebendazole over the counter humira price in uae ovral birth control patch pravachol medication information fluoxetine hcl 10mg pricing cabaser reviews rythmol propafenone misoprostol for miscarriage side effects maxolon over the counter 20 mg vyvanse street price hoodia p57 cabaser cabergoline dosage nifedipine for preterm labor atacand hct 16 12.5 street value of clonazepam claravis accutane propecia finasteride tablets contrave coupons cialis shipped from usa lasix 12 5 mg asthma action plan for children priligy forum toprol xl 25 mg generictoradol holy cross rc church cottingham cefadroxil 500 mg alcohol doxazosin cardura side effects therapy for depression psychotherapy discount cialis for sale nasal congestion indomethacin xenical orlistat 120mg mometasone 0.1 ear drops ed hardy love and luck body wash flomax no prescription india tadalafil buy online cheap erection pills carprofen 100 mg tablets promethazine 12.5mg phenergan lipitor lawsuit vistaril for anxiety during pregnancy order alli jasmine rice recipe with coconut milk cheap florinef for dogs buy dutasteride 2 5mg sildenafil 100 mg paypal sibutramine hydrochloride monohydrate capsules viagra coupons walmart micardis telmisartan 40 mg tramadol side effects medications dogs strattera non prescription canadian alphagan p 0.1 eye drops priligy shop in sydney get free samples viagra prinivil side effects medication cialis canadian triam hctz 75 50 mg metallica onesie list of online pharmacies canada pharmacy pay with paypal cytotec online no prescription kamagra on sale combiben in canada buy alli online usa ventolin buy with paypal sertraline hcl 25 mg venta de cialis jasmine thompson wrecking ball quinine sulfate 324 mg capsules viagra jelly next day delivery ivermectin without rx viramune xr coupon lisonpril without prescription florinef for dogs side effects noroxine posologie ibuprofene luvox dosage for anxiety buy alli offshore price of gabapentem as per gems international pharmacy for men albenza treatment for pinworms how much is viagra per pill order meds online no prescription diazepam 5mg for dogs anastrozole 1 mg side effects zyvoxid price of gold effexor dosage for anxiety atacand medication side effects doxycycline cost cvs lidocaine ointment usp 5 for hemorrhoids pregnant man thomas beatie before and after getpharma pakistan map viagra substitute uk tablete za potenciju king man online drugstore cialis yasmine bleeth 2015 pictures buy synthroid from mexico buy telfast online uk mtabs reviews for fifty cafe racer viamax power coffee for male silagra 100 reviews accutane lawsuit settlements canada tadalafil generic best price flagyl without prescription overnight acyclovir side effects hair loss warfarin diet foods rest el bohio ciales ciales vendita cialis professional pharmacy rx one reviews nosipren lowest price leconfield house curzon street w1 lantus insulin price buy cortisone injection got ciprodex in eyesciprodin zofran for hangover euthyrox 50 ug india cialis and 4 viagra for $100 sotalol medication for dogs where can i buy genuine viagra online online pharmacy lisinopril recommended viagia sites cialis canada toll free buy carafate us lo ovral generics uti antibiotics for sale flomaxtra australia immigration proscar side effects finasteride abdominal fat flomaxtra australia weather estrotab 1mg is how many mcg thalidomide babies in united states rx pharmacy online buy viagra online no prescription bactrim without prescription risperdal lawsuit attorneys pulmicort flexhaler side effects what otc producs contain tamoxifen haldol decanoate amerimedrx complaints against dentists mometasone furoate ointment usp 0.1 uses flovent side effects in children under 4 warfarin coumadin kamagra uk next day paypal lexapro street value pil cytotec viagra in malta article 68 sildenafil purchase buy the abortion pill ditropan xl 10mg side effects lisinopril no script can you buy viagra at walmart cuvarlix taken after or before meal sominex side effects on children magnesium rich foods mayo clinic can i use proscar for hair loss online buy viagra ae xanax bars street value aldactone side effects weight loss and gain quinine tonic water renagel generic name viagra alternatives that work comprar viagra na europa online entocort and ulcerative colitis voltaren topical gel reviews cialis generic viagra cheapest buy meclizine in canada nolvadex for men for sale lexapro vs celexa generic tamoxifen lamictal side effects rash pictures generic viagras cialis free trial tylenol dosage for infants under 2 years of age zantac coupons walmart anti anxiety drugs canada sildenafil soft tablets can you take revatio for erectile dysfunction super generac viagra generic finasteride health shop atarax canafa no prescription visa diet pills germany buy online ciprodex sterile otic suspension in eye antabuse uk prednisolone canada doxitab tablets meds online no prescription puretone hearing aids mesa az estrace side effects lasuna plantar 365 pills viagra benazepril 20mg tablets ephedraxin infowars buy trinessa online misoprostol induction dose leconfield kennelsonautogroup duphaston pregnancy xanex money pak canadian sources of cialis vardenafil hcl 10mg generic silagra 100 sildenafil citrate zantac coupons samples advair hfa inhaler price vigrande 50mg elavil medication information testosterone cream for men aricept and generic name amikacin injection cost cialis lowest price canada buy abortion pill online now careprost online canada generic viagra in the united states victoza discounts in canada reputable online pharmacies canada india viagra plavix 75 mg daily cialis in bangkok analgin wikipedia english alli canada walmart viagra guaranteed assumere viagra scaduto doxycap capsule crm finpecia tablets rhine inc india complaints indapamide side effects lozola furolin tablets for toddlers nifedipine dosage in pregnancy avapro generic name saroten retard albanetinfo licodexon dexamethasone for cats premarin no pesciption needed schedule rx pharmacy one source microcidal definition of integrity vistaril 25mg dose inderal dosage xenical shopping order salbutamol express shipping zanaflex overdose death valtrex without prescriptions redustat 120 mg insulin pump infusion sets imovane zopiclone drugzovirax seroquel xr astrazeneca wellbutrin dosage information duphaston 10mg what is it escitalopram oxalate 10mg percent of diarrhea side effect aldactone 25mg altace 2.5mg zithrogen 500 million seroquel for sleep drug baclofen 10mg tablets withdrawal symptoms cialis supplies in norfolk uk alprazolam mylan cest quoi clomid fast delivery peritol tablets side effects prevacid vs prilosec vs zegerid canadian prednisone no prescription ephedraxin does it work best antibiotic for uti risnia tablets on sale generic cialis professional paypal cipla generic cialis content marketing definition oxytrol india percocet dosages prescription lortab 10 325 original extenze ingredients atarax 25mg hydroxyzine fasigyn fortes los paratextosparoxetine maxifort zimax canada cialis makes you bigger pulmicort flexhaler copay coupons cialis supr active for sale proventil coupon card arthritis foundation of america lowest price on generic viagra orlistat no prescription usa pravachol side effects cough salbutamol guaifenesin syrup 5ml albuterol sulfate inhalation solution 2.5mg buy avodart in uk valium information pictures thyroxine tablets to buy z pack antibiotic prices avapro side effects doctor over the counter closest to nexium lopid gemfibrozil 600 mg www periactin tablets proviron mesterolone indications sildenafil ratiopharm livial tibolone usa extenze review information truth about enzyte buy viagra online europe hyzaar online mimonycin online no perscription primatene mist side effects lynoral 0.05 american made and shipped viagra cipa canadian approved pharmacies cialis gratui flagyl para que sirve desogen generic brand