You are just 17. But already you are three films old. Don't you think things are happening too fast?
This is indeed a fast, fast world. Age is never a deterrent for achievement. In fact, in this ever-changing world, age, be it young or old, is just a number. It is never a criterion or a limiting factor to do things you want to in life.
How did you get into films?
I have been doing films ever since my childhood. Acting in front of the camera is second nature to me. I guess my confidence comes from the number of years that I have been working as a child artiste. I did music videos too.
Are you doing Telugu movies only?
No, no, I have done Kannada and Hindi ones too. My Hindi film Chetna is about to hit the screen and I am thankful to Champak Jain for giving me a break in Bollywood. Language, like age, is not a limiting factor.
Tell us something about your film Jagapathi
It is a mass-oriented commercial entertainer. Though my Shatruvu was also one, in this film my role is totally different. My looks are totally different in the film. I am not saying that it is an out of ordinary character. All I am saying it is interesting and engrossing.
What kind of roles do you want to do?
All kinds of, actually. I don't want to be trapped into an image. Not an all-out glamour star as well as not too traditional domesticated characters. I want my roles to be varied and interesting.
Where do you draw the line in glamour roles?
I am not against wearing trendy outfits if that is the need of the character and the script. However, I will have a problem if my role is limited in the film. I don't mind doing item number. But it is something I want to experiment with when I am more established as an actress.
How is it working with Jagapathi Babu?
He is nice and puts you at ease all the time. He is a thorough professional who knows where he stands It is very important for a newcomer to get that feeling of reassurance, which he gave me. It was a very comfortable working relationship with him.
What are your plans for the future?
My biggest test is in choosing the right kind of set-ups and roles and the directors. I want to work with the likes of Krishna Vamsi and Teja.