Actress Regina speaks about films and future

By M Bharat Kumar Published on May 27, 2018 03:46 PM IST

"Indian film industry is going through a massive change, especially the southern cinema. I am glad to be part of it, be it Telugu, Tamil, Kannada or Hindi," says Regina Cassandra.

The actress made her presence felt in Tamil cinema with films like Kedi Billa Killadi Ranga and Maanagaram. She now awaits the release of Nenjam Marapathillai, Party and Mr Chandramouli.

Happy at roles coming her way in different languages, Regina says, "I take things as they come. It has been a happy journey for me so far."

Excerpts from her interview

Q: How was it to share screen with Karthik in Mr Chandramouli?

A: He is a veteran. He is very friendly, upright and fun-loving. The moment he enters the shooting spot, there would be non-stop laughter. Though he had been part of many hits, he is still down-to-earth. Karthik's son Gautham plays my hero in the movie. He is bubbly and energetic. He has great acting talents and is sure to go places.

Q: How difficult it is to act in different languages?

A: I am happy that offers come my way in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Hindi. I take things as they comes. It has been a happy journey for me so far.

Q: Why there is a big gap between your films in Tamil?

A: It is not a conscious decision to do very few Tamil films. Movies like Kedi Billa Killadi Ranga, Rajathanthiram and Manaagaram managed to do well. I was busy with Telugu films. Hopefully from this year, there would be no gap in Kollywood.

Q: How do you choose your films?

A: Story matters the most. If my role has a say in it, I readily agree to do it. All my movies so far turned out to be good.

Q: Why a delay in Nenjam Marapathillai's release?

A: It was a dream come true experience for me to act in Selvaraghavan's film so early in my career. I learnt a lot working in the movie. Hopefully the film hits the screens soon for my role in it is very close to my heart.

Q: On shooting for Party in Fiji...

A: It was fun shooting for Venkat Prabhu's film. We camped for over a month in Fiji for Party. We had to reach the place after 36 hours of travel on air. Everybody was co-operative on the sets. The movie has come really good.