A new crop of Southern actresses is storming the gates of Bollywood this year. Genelia D’Souza already has one megahit under her belt with Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na and Asin will soon be seen reprising her role in Ghajini opposite Aamir — a guaranteed success.
Now Hansika Motwani is starting to break into the big time, helped by winning the Filmfare Best Debutante Award in Chennai for the Tollywood film Desamuduru which has been running for an incredible 200 days. She was seen inAap Kaa Surroor opposite Himesh Reshammiya and soon she will be seen in Money Hai Toh Honey Hai that has an all star cast including Govinda.
Still only seventeen, Hansika’s parents are keeping her feet firmly on the ground, only allowing her a fixed amount for pocket money every week. As a child actor, Hansika appeared in several serials but she sees that as her past and is not looking more keenly to her future. “I’d describe my journey in a very positive way and a lucky manner,” she says. “As a child artist, I was very lucky that I got to do big small screen serials. But there is always a time to move ahead and you grow up. I was in the 9th standard when I left television because my I needed to study for my 10th board exams. During that period, I also grew up physically and a year later I got to do my first film with Himesh Reshammiya, Aap Kaa Surroor. So the journey for me has really just begun. Wait and watch, I feel there’s a long way to go.”