No dancing around trees in 'Khatta Meetha': Trisha (Interview)

By Dibyojyoti Baksi

Mumbai, July 1 (IANS) South Indian actress Trisha Krishnan, who's entering Bollywood with Priyadarshan's "Khatta Meetha", says it's not a typical debut as she won't exactly be seen "singing and dancing around trees".

"It's my first Hindi film and I can't expect to have everything that appeals to me. It's definitely not a film where I am singing and dancing around trees. But it's good enough for a launch and Priyan has projected me very well," Trisha told IANS in an interview.

"Khatta Meetha", which has Akshay Kumar in the lead, is a remake of 1988 Malayalam film "Vellanakalude Naadu", which saw superstar Mohanlal play the protagonist. And Trisha says Akshay's comedy is the "highlight" of the movie.

"It's the remake of a very, very old film he had done. I can't reveal much...It's a love story but Akshay's comedy would be the highlight of the film. I think these days audiences are looking for a sensible film..." she said.

The story revolves around a struggling road construction cotractor, Sachin Tichkule (Akshay Kumar), who dreams big but it never comes true as he has no money to pay bribes. To make matters worse, the new municipal commissioner turns out to be his ex-girlfriend (Trisha), who now hates him.

"I am not doing comedy in the film; my role is pretty much serious. So it's a very nice balance because Akshay plays a very funny guy," Trisha said.

The actress said that it was Priyadarshan who had launched her in south India as well in his film "Laysa Laysa" (2002).

"Priyan launched me in the south. So we know each other and are family friends too. When he moved to Bollywood and started doing Hindi films, he had told me that we should do something together later and that he would call if something really interesting came up," she said.

So how comfortable is she with Hindi?

"I can read and write Hindi very well. The only problem is living in the south, especially in Chennai, I had not been speaking Hindi for the last 10-15 years. But I think I've done 10-15 Telugu movies and I still don't know the language at all. My Hindi is any day far better than that," Trisha said.

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