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I'm not against remakes: Sharmila Mandre

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Southern actress Sharmila Mandre, who started her acting career in Sajini, has given her thumbs up to remakes. According to her, revisiting classics would be a good idea because such films are tested and proven.

"I don't see the need to oppose remakes. Most films are being remade because the original has been tested and proven. Today, most big-budget films in Bollywood are southern remakes," Sharmila told IANS.

She clarifies that she would do remakes only if it would offer her a substantial role to play. "Personally, I would oppose remakes if I'm not happy with my role. In fact, I would not even sign a remake if I wouldn't get to play an interesting role," said the actress who recently signed an untitled Kannada film, a remake of Tamil romantic-comedy Goa.

While her Kannada debut Sajini was a remake of Tamil romantic drama Jodi, her Tamil debut Mirattal was the remake of Telugu romantic-comedy Dhee. Continue reading the review on the slideshow..

Remakes Are Highly Prone To Comparison

She feels remakes also come with a set of challenges. "Remakes are highly prone to comparison. I still remember how people compared my role in Mirattal, which was originally played by Genelia D'Souza (in Dhee)."

Sharmila Mandre

"It's very important not to get carried away by such predetermined notion of the audience," Sharmila said.

Doesn't Like To Imitate Performances

She feels one should not copy or imitate performances of actors from the original while working on a remake. Goa remake is being directed by Surya, while Shankar Gowda is producing it. The film went on floors few days back. Sharmila will join the team on Saturday in Goa.

Set Against The Backdrop Of Goa

Set against the backdrop of Goa, the film is "not a frame-to-frame copy of the original ... a lot of changes have been made to the script. It's a youthful film that would instantly connect with today's youngsters," she said.

Sharmila In Pic

Meanwhile, Sharmila is awaiting the release of Telugu romantic-comedy Kevvu Kekka. She is likely to sign a Telugu-Tamil bilingual soon.

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