By: Settu Shankar
Friday, August 31, 2007
Nayanthara has pleaded with the media to stop publicising baseless reports that she has refused to act in Telugu megastar Chiranjeevi's 149 th film.
In an exclusive interview to oneindia.in correspondent during a shooting break of Billa at AVM, the actress said that after her break up with Simbu, many think it is their privilege to publish baseless reports about her. "I don't think this is right journalism. Many wrong stories have been published about me without my prior knowledge and consent. I hail from a cultured and disciplined family. But it is incomprihensible why these press guys keep publishing gossips or news on me with scant regard to my opinion and sentiments…"
When asked about her refusal to act in Chiranjeevi's 149th film, the actress sid: " My career in Telugu cinema is still in its infancy. I'm aware of my position in the industry as well as the status of the legendary Chiranjeevi. How can I refuse an offer to act with him? The fact is that nobody has still approach me with such an offer! If indeed such opportunity comes my way in the future, I will be the happiest girl to act against the megastar…"
Talking about her lead lady role with Ajith, Nayan said: "I had seen the original Billa after signed for its new version and I was inspired a lot with the performances of Sripriya and the late Praveena. In modern Billa, Namitha is my co star, who has enacted the role of Praveena. Ajith is somebody special in the industry. Being a sincere artist, his dedication and concern for his co-stars make him unique. I felt very safe and comfortable on the sets of Billa!"
Nayanthara is at present busy with two films in Telugu and 3 projects in Tamil.