Ahead of the theatrical release of 'Like Share & Subscribe' on November 4, actress Faria Abdullah is busy promoting the film. In this interview, she talks about working with actor Santosh Shoban and director Merlapaka Gandhi, among others.
The actress, who shot to fame with 'Jathi Ratnalu', also talks about her upcoming projects.
You are going to see me as a travel vlogger who criss-crosses the country for videos. She crosses paths with the male lead as part of her journey. The story is quite entertaining. I got to travel out of the country for the first time during the making of this film. We shot in Thailand.
This is a layered story from start to end. The story is full of twists and other elements. Every character has got a context and background of its own.
This is an adventure film on a level. The action and comedy dominate as well. We shot for the movie in a forest for 40 days. We stayed put for 20 days in a forest. We used to face network issues. You see a muddy ground, something like a morass, in the trailer. It was artificially set up.
Working with director Merlapaka Gandhi was a different experience. He comes with utmost clarity. I blindly followed his instructions. Santosh Shoban is a hardworking actor. He is always passionate about his craft.
I feel lucky that the trailers of both 'Jathi Ratnalu' and 'LSS' were released by Prabhas. He is a lucky charm, I feel. I am excited!
Nellore Sudarshan (who has got an important role) is a funny actor. It was a hilarious experience to work with him.
People liked me as Chitti in 'Jathi Ratnalu'. The character is like an emotion. The character and the success of the film increased my responsibility. I am confident in my skill set. It is up to the audience what kind of content they want to accept. As far as I am concerned, I go with my character and want to give my 100% every time. In 'LSS', you are going to see Vasudha and not Chitti.
I am currently part of Ravi Teja's 'Ravanasura', besides doing a Tamil-language movie. Then there is a Hindi-language web series. I am working with Kollywood director Suseenthiran currently. Vijay Antony is its hero. I am happy to hear from the director that I am going to stay the course in the film industry for another 25 years.
I don't want to be constrained. I want to try action, supernatural and psychological thriller genres as well. I want to play a wide variety of versatile roles. The characters I play have to be relatable.
Art films are my personal favourite. I also love to watch musical dramas. As for turning into a director, there is a lot of time for it. I might do it after ten years.