Flair for languages
She made her Bollywood debut with Ram Gopal Varma’s Department and followed it up with Bhooth Returns . Thereafter, Madhu Shalini did several films in Telugu and Tamil ( Pazhaniappa Kalloori, Pathinaru and Avan Ivan ). What next? “I have been offered a a heroine-centric film in Tamil. This was supposed to start in December, but there has been a delay. Meanwhile, a Hindi film has come my way. Currently, my Telugu film Poga with Navdeep as the hero, directed by Shankar Marthand, is getting ready for release. I hope the Tamil film will be ready to roll immediately after I complete work on the Hindi project,” says Madhu who prioritises her projects based on the script and her role in it. “Having been born in Hyderabad, my Telugu and Hindi are perfect. During the making of Pathinaru and Avan Ivan , I perfected my Tamil and even dubbed my portions. I suppose I have a flair for languages,” adds Madhu.
More of Siddarth
After making waves with the Balaji Mohan-directed Love Failure in which he was paired with Amala Paul, Siddarth is eagerly awaiting the release of Vetrimaran’s NH4 . The actor says, “You will get to see more of me in 2013. I have always treasured my films in Tamil. At the same time, I owe a lot to the Telugu film industry which has given me several big hits. I have signed up Sundar C’s Theeya Velai Seiyyanum Kumaru (which will also release in Telugu). I am also on the verge of finalising two more films in Tamil.”