WATCH OUT, THIS YESTERYEAR HEROINE WILL MATCH STEPS WITH MAHESH BABU!
by RINKU GUPTA
Actor THULASI took a break as a leading heroine after marriage but has in recent times, returned to the screen in Telugu and Tamil industries. The actor who is a known face in Mom roles in Tollywood, will be seen in Mahesh Babu’s next biggie release this Friday, Brahmotsavam. In a chat, the jolly and talkative actor reveals why this role is special to her.
“This is my return to dancing on screen after 23 years. I have done not one, but 3 songs in the movie. Choreographer Raju Sundaram appreciated my grace and style. The song naidol intikaada is focussed on me specially. I also got to match steps with Mahesh Babu. I worked earlier in his film, Srimanthudu as well. In Brahmotsavam he has 4 aunties and I play the last aunty called Bujji Athaiya, a witty lady who keeps everyone in a jolly mood. The dance number brought back memories of when I used to dance as lead heroine. I never thought I would be dancing with Mahesh Babu one day! It was fun and I’m sure audiences will enjoy watching the song. Who knows, hopefully I will be called to do comic dance numbers stylishly in saris, after this movie!” gushes Thulasi.
Another factor that excites her is meeting with and acting with her teen idol Jayasudha, who plays the eldest aunt. “I remember watching scary movies at her home when I was 11 years old and then having nightmares all night! During that time, she was the reigning queen of Telugu films! This movies is really special to me for this reason as well, because I got to work with Jayasudha akka after 24 years. She still looks stunning and treated me as her little one! The roles we have done in Brahmotsavam will appeal to both class and mass audiences. While dubbing too I was happy seeing the way the director Srikanth Addala has presented me with poise and dignity,” discloses a very satisfied Thulasi.
The film which is all about families and romance, has Mahesh Babu, Kajal Aggarwal, Samantha, Pranitha and others. The camerawork is by Rathnavel. The film is produced by PVP Cinemas and Mahesh Babu Entertainments and hits screens on May 20th.