Actress Adah Sharma, who made her acting debut with Vikram Bhatt's Hindi film 1920, has forayed into Tollywood with Puri Jagannadh's romantic drama Heart Attack, which has become a big hit at the Box Office. The actress says that the response to this movie gave her a heart attack.
In a telephonic interview to IANS, Adah Sharma said, "The fact that so many south Indian movies are being remade in Hindi and vice versa is proof to the fact that all industries are respected and treated equally. I feel the lines between the industries are merging with actors, technicians and directors from one industry working in the other."
Adah's Telugu debut Heart Attack was directed by Puri Jagannadh, but the movie's director of photography was from Mumbai. "Therefore, since actors and technicians are working in different industries across languages, I feel the lines between the industries are slowly blurring," said the actress.
Adah Sharma recently starred in Hasee Toh Phasee. Citing an example from her own career, the actress said, "I had signed Heart Attack when I was doing the last schedule of Hasee Toh Phasee. I knew I was doing a Karan Johar film, I knew I had songs and a meaty role, but I still wanted to work with Puri sir." Continue to read Adah Sharma interview in the slideshow.
Directors In Adah's Wish List
"As a matter of fact, on the last day of Hasee Toh Phasee, I also started working on Heart Attack. Moreover, I also have a lot of directors in my dream wish list from Telugu and Tamil industries I would like to work with," she said.
Adah Sharma Does Not Like To Plan Her Career
"I'm not a planner as such. I never sat down and jotted this is what I should do. I started off with a horror movie in Bollywood. It was a sort of an unconventional start while my Telugu debut was very commercial. So I don't really plan my career," said Adah.
Adah Able To Juggle Any Number Of Films
"I think I'm young and very strong and I will be able to juggle any number of films across industries. Both Hasee Toh Phasee and Heart Attack were done within a span of ten days and it was crazy, but I totally enjoyed it," she added.
Adah On Difference Between Bollywood and Tollywood
Having also featured in Hindi films such as Phhir and Hum Hai Raahi Car Ke, Adah doesn't find any difference in Bollywood and Telugu filmdom. "Except for the language people speak in these industries, I really didn't find any difference. Since I worked with Puri sir in Telugu, I've been told he completes his films very quickly. Other than this, I really didn't find any difference. May be when I do more films, I may come across something unique," she said.
Heart Attack Response Gave Adah A Heart Attack
Adah received a stupendous response for her Telugu debut. "The response to Heart Attack actually gave me a heart attack," she quipped. "It has changed my life. It's a huge debut for anyone to get the chance to work with Puri sir. I feel really fortunate," said Adah, who was a fan of Puri's work even before she worked with him.
Adah Likes Innocence In Puri's Love Stories
"I watch films in all languages. I have mostly seen all of Puri sir's films. I had known him for a year and I had told him that my favourite film of his was Amma Naana O Tamil Ammai. I like the innocence in his love stories and I thought he returned to his romantic roots with Heart Attack", she said.
Adah's Upcoming projects
Adah Sharma currently has two big-budget Telugu films and one Bollywood project in the offing.