After her topsy-turvy Bollywood career – a monster hit with Ghajini and a monster flop with London Dreams – South star Asin is taking her time with choosing her next project. “I’m taking up select films which excite me, which is why I do not have a number of releases one after another,” she explained, “I have some films in hand now but none of them have gone on the floors yet so I cannot reveal anything about them.”
Rumours are spreading, however. Will her next project be with Ghajini director AR Murugadoss opposite Surya, thus reuniting the old team – or possibly a movie opposite Vijay, or Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s much delayed Chenab Gandhi, or could it even be a Malayalam movie? Time will tell.
Asin was recently in town to launch the 55th annual Filmfare Awards which take place on Feb 27nd. She talked about how much the awards meant to her. “I received my first encouragement, the Filmfare Award, for my first Telugu film; and last year, I received a similar applause for my first Hindi film – Ghajini – too,” she said, “Naturally, the appreciation given to me by the Filmfare Awards is not only very valuable, it is very special too.” Asin has won Filmfare awards in three different languages. This year, 111 movies will be competing in 37 categories.
At the launch, Asin was probed about her ideal man. “I don’t have a check list for my dream guy,” she confided, “But I definitely think integrity of character is a very important quality. I am not a person who values physical appearance more than how the person is at heart.”