We’ve also heard that she’s generously doled out innumerable dates for her B-town debut. “I spared 120 days for the film, since Priyadarshan works very fast in comparison to other Bollywood filmmakers. He has wrapped up most of the shooting, we only have a 15-day schedule left,” she says. And she reserves special praise for co-star Akshay Kumar. “Akshay’s known to have great comic timing, I think even my comic timing is good as I have done lots of Tamil and Telugu comedy flicks. Besides comedy, the film has its share of emotional moments too. Working with Akshay has been a pleasant experience, he has been a good teacher. I have learnt a lot from him,” she confesses. Is her three-film contract with the superstar still on? “Of course. I have to do another film for Akshay’s production house, either with him or some other actor,” she discloses.
Now that she is 26, does she think, she should have kick started her B-town innings, a bit earlier? “I don’t think so. It doesn’t matter too much when you make your debut in Bollywood, what matters is the kind of project you make your debut in. I had received a couple of Hindi film offers in the past, but they didn’t seem exciting. So, when my mentor Priyadarshan offered me this meaty role, I just grabbed it,” she says. Trisha’s also signed Kamal’s next film, simply after hearing the story line over the phone. “The plot sounded interesting. Working with Kamal sir is a great honour, so it’s like a double bonanza for me,” she confesses.
Does she think being a multilingual actress is an advantage? “Of course it is. I can choose the best from the varied offers I keep getting. And also being confined to a single film industry, could curtail an actress’ career. I can do films in most southern languages and they allow me to present myself better. It works well for me,” she points out.
Trisha’s also a popular brand ambassador of leading products. “I have just signed three more endorsements to expand by brand equity,” she avers. And for the time being, it’s only work, work and more work for the pretty actress. So much so that for the first time in years, Trisha’s not taking a summer vacation either!