Talking to Hyderabad Times over phone from Baramati, the actress said, “It is an all-new experience for me as Akki (Akshay Kumar) and Priyan, who is directing the film, have gone out of their way to make me comfortable. The shoot is progressing fast.”
Trisha also revealed that she was thrilled to do her first song with Akshay, a fine
dancer, choreographed by choreographer Pony Varma.
“It was a night effect duet with Akshay, a traditional number with dancers in the background. I did a Kathak bit for the song in which I’ll be seen in an Indian costume. The song is a melodious number by Pritam. It is surely going to be a chartbuster,” she added hopefully.
The film is based on Priyadarsan’s 1990 Malayalam film Vellanakalude Nadu, which had Mohanlal and Shobhana in the lead.
So, Trisha is now doing a role made memorable by an actress of Shobhana’s calibre.
Shobhana played an upright panchayat officer, who is in charge of laying roads in a village, while Mohanlal excelled as a corrupt contractor who frames her up, leading to a twist in the tale.
Priyan has said that she has two different avatars in the film and it will be more challenging than the roles that she has played so far. However, the director has made changes in her role which will be more glamorous to suit the taste of the upcountry audiences.
Meanwhile, Trisha, due to a date clash, has decided to opt out of her Telugu film Brindavanam with NTR. Kajal Agarwal, who is riding a success wave in Telugu cinema following the box-office success of Magadheera with Ram Charan Teja, has replaced her in the film.
Says Trisha, “As of now, I have to complete Gautham Menon’s Vinnaithaandi Varuvaaya with Silambarassan and Nammo Venkatesa in Telugu with Venkatesh. I had a genuine date problem doing NTR’s film. Now my priority is to complete Khatta Meetha in the next few months, and then take a call on my future moves though I would still continue to be a part of south cinema.”