Nayantara is all set to step into the shoes of Vidya Balan in the southern remake of “Kahaani”, which has been titled ‘Anamika’ in Telugu, is all set to release on May 1 worldwide. Here’s a brief chat with her.
1. Is Anamika a frame-to-frame copy of ‘Kahaani’?
If Kolkata was a character in ‘Kahaani’, old Hyderabad becomes an important character in the remake. A lot of changes have been done in the south adaptation. It will not be like a cut, copy and paste of the original.
2. Do you feel this film will fetch you lot of awards?
I usually don’t aim for any awards. When I’m doing a film, I do it with all heart. The reason I did the remake is because I really liked the script and I thought it will be like a nice suspense thriller. It’s also a strong woman-oriented film.
3. Why didn’t you play a pregnant character in the remake?
“It was completely Sekhar sir’s call. From the very beginning, he didn’t want the pregnancy part in the story and I was very scared about this because that was the main plot about the film. He wanted to make it even more challenging without the pregnancy part.
4. How was working with Sekhar Kammula?
He believes in more of reality and doesn’t understand the commercial cinema we are in. Since I’ve been a typical commercial films’ heroine, I had my doubts about working with him but it all changed after I started working with him”.
5. Why don’t you do more women-centric films?
I usually don’t like to do women-centric films because it’s too much of a responsibility on your shoulders. Everything has to be correct but when I saw ‘Kahaani’ I thought this is one film which I would want to do in south