South import Asin Thottumkal, who has appeared in a number of Bollywood films after making her debut with Ghajini, says she is yet to come across a role which allows her to perform even better than her first Hindi film. The 26-year-old actress played the love interest of Aamir Khan in the 2008 thriller and grabbed the Best Female Debut Filmfare award that year.
"I do hope that something like that comes my way. As an artist even you need some creative satisfaction. You too crave for a platform where you can get a chance to perform by digging your teeth into a fleshy character. I am too looking forward to a film which is in a commercial format and allows me to perform to an even better characterisation than Ghajini. That would be terrific," Asin said.
Having started her career primarily with Tamil and Telugu films, Asin did some light-hearted movies in Bollywood, such as Ready, Housefull 2 and Bol Bachchan after starring in an intense film like Ghajini. She said that she is happy with her choice of films, which fetch audience in multiplexes.
"Other than the fact that your film definitely needs to be good enough to fetch audience, another major factor that comes into play is luck. Without that you can't really score a success. Secondly, the number of audience which is watching Hindi films has also increased tremendously," she said.
Asin also scored a hat trick of 100-crore hits with Bol Bachchan, Housefull 2 and Ready, which has led to her being compared with actress Kareena Kapoor, who has four 100 crore earners (Ra.One, Bodyguard, Golmaal 3, 3 Idiots) in her kitty. "Honestly, I don't think there is really need to look at who else is there in the 100-crore club. All of that is academic because there is no point pitching actors as competitors based on the collections of their films."
"I basically look at films that I am doing and whether I am enjoying working in them or not. I don't have any inclination to look at numbers amassed by other films and their actors. I am happy in my space, thankfully my track record is good and I have to beat my own records. That itself is good enough for me," she said.
Asin is hopeful that she will keep the momentum on with her next masala entertainer Khiladi 786. "League and all is one talk but at the end of the day it is about doing your job right and be satisfied with the day that has been spent making a film."
"Numbers do convey that people find you entertaining enough to come and spend money on your films. That of course is heartening and you do wish to keep the momentum on."