August 19, 2011 10:49:28 AM IST Joginder Tuteja, Glamsham Editorial
After playing a Naxalite in RED ALERT-THE WAR WITHIN, Sameera Reddy would be getting into a glam chic avatar all over again in her next action thriller TEZZ. However the young woman insists that it isn't the lure of stepping into a glamorous zone that makes her choose her movies now.
"After being in the industry for so long, I guess I have the luxury and understanding to understand whether a film really needs me or not," says Sameera who started off just less than a decade ago with MAINE DIL TUJHKO DIYA (2002), "Today I can't be picking up a film just because it comes from a top banner. I have to get interested in the overall quality of a film rather than consenting to it just because someone tells me that madam isme chote chote kapde pehne hai aur garma garam masala scene karne hain. Sorry, but that's not happening for sure."
Meanwhile her stint with films in Bollywood hasn't made her wave goodbye to South, what with multiple assignments out there keeping her occupied. While she is already shooting for a Tamil film with Madhavan (VETTAI), her Telugu film NADUNISI NAAYGAL with director Gautham Menon released early this year.
"But then what should stop me from working in South," questions Sameera, "Even Madhavan is doing a regional film after a huge success in TANU WEDS MANU. And then Prabhu Deva made WANTED with Salman but is still continuing his stint with South. After all these films have a great reach today so it would be foolhardy to let something good pass by."