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'E Ee' proves my acting talent: Naira Shah [Interview]

Monday, December 11, 2017 • Telugu Comments

Naira Shah, the heroine of 'E Ee', in this interview talks about her role, the movie, and more.  The rom-com releases on December 22.

Tell us about your background.

I am from Mumbai.  I have won a Silver in kick-boxing at the national-level championship.  I know Kung-Fu.  My parents had migrated from Bihar to Mumbai to become actors.  But their wish never came true.

What made you want to become an actress?

I became an actress to fulfill their wish of seeing me as one.  I enrolled myself at the Anupam Kher Acting School.  I then completed a few courses in theatre.

How did films happen to you?

I first went on to do some TV serials.  But since TV was never my target, I gave it up.  I want to excel in Bollywood but I know well that it's not easy.  For that, either you have to be a star kid or have a Godfather.  With that, I started searching for opportunities down South.

It's around this time that the director of 'E Ee' happened to contact me.  I was selected from a poll of around 450 profiles.

What clicked for you with respect to bagging this film?

I was asked to emote a scene done by Genelia in 'Bommarillu'.  But since I don't know Telugu, I took the help of my Telugu-speaking neighbours and learned the dialogue.  I sent them my act and they liked it.  Just as Genelia's name in that film is Hasini, my name in this film, too, is Hasini.

I feel fortunate to be getting introduced in a role like this.  To begin with, Hasini is an arrogant girl.  She later falls for the hero and becomes quite romantic.

Do you think you have got a deserving role?

If somebody wants to see how talented I am, I will ask them to watch 'E Ee'.  I was always looking for that one chance to prove my mettle.  And with this film, I have got one.

How was it working with your co-stars?

It was great working with Sudhakar (yesteryear comedian, who is playing a key role in the movie).  His suggestions helped me a lot.  Director Ram Ganapthirao garu extracted a nice performance from me.  'E Ee' is the kind of film you would want to watch with your family.

What are your upcoming movies?

I am getting offers and a few of them are currently being discussed.  I will let you know once they are finalized.