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My character in 'Peddha Kapu' speaks in raw language: Anasuya Bharadwaj


Anasuya Bharadwaj will be seen as a strong-willed woman in 'Peddha Kapu: Part 1'. The film, starring debutant Virat Karrna in the lead, will hit the cinemas on September 29. Seen recently in movies such as 'Rangamarthanda' and 'Michael', Anasuya says that she wants to essay all kinds of roles since she is an actor first and foremost. In this interview, Anasuya elaborates on her character in her immediate next release, and more.

While I like playing negative roles, I won't reveal whether my character is negative or positive in 'Peddha Kapu: Part 1'. I got this character when the director watched me in Sundeep Kishan's 'Michael' upon Chota K Naidu's reference. I instantly fell in love with the character. I loved the thought of working with Srikanth Addala. All female characters are quite strong in the movie. They are integral to the story. I got to learn a lot working on the movie. I hope the audience appreciate my effort.

Virat Karrna is soft-natured and kind-hearted. On screen, though, he looks ferocious. I have heard that a lot of folks are comparing him with Prabhas. I think he will craft his own style. Incidentally, Virat admires Prabhas a great deal.

If you walk into the theatre with no expectations and if you don't draw comparisons, my character will surely be a draw. The motives of my characters in 'Pushpa' and this film are different. In 'Pushpa', I was powerful. In 'Peddha Kapu', I am strong in my thinking. This is not a contemporary movie. It is set in the past. And the dialect is largely neutral. I have got combination scenes with almost all artists, be it Eeswari Rao, Brigida Saga, Rao Ramesh, Addala, Pragathi or the hero.

Boldness is contextual in nature. In some cultures, exposing a woman's hands would be deemed too much skin show. In others, even a bikini-wearing woman won't invite judgements. To each his own. Just because I played a prostitute in 'Vimanam', it doesn't mean I was bold in it. I am an actor and I want to try everything unique that comes my way. In 'Peddha Kapu', my character is strong rather than bold. Some dialogues uttered by me are bold. The language is raw.

Dwaraka Creations is one of my favourites. Producer Miriyala Ravinder Reddy has not compromised anywhere. The making values are fab.

Before I got married, I was in a relationship with my husband for 8.5 years. Until our marriage, I didn't even know that he is a Brahmin. Only after his surname 'Bharadwaj' was mentioned in the wedding card did I come to know of it. The word 'Kapu' in 'Peddha Kapu' doesn't refer to a caste identity. It refers to someone elderly.

I don't know what my role in 'Peddha Kapu 2' is going to be like. As for 'Pushpa 2', I have shot for some portions. After 'Pushpa', many people from northern India started following me on social media. I make posts in English to cater to them.

I don't like to use the term 'depression' just like that. My mother decries the unthinking use of the term for every random situation in today's times. There were days when individuals used to be strong. They would get up after a bad day and tell themselves that they should get going.

I lodged a police complaint against abusive trolls last year. A few cases have reached the Telangana CID. I am not sure if I have to pursue it to its logical conclusion.

I miss being on TV. I am listening to narrations from the TV industry. Sometimes, I don't have dates. At other times, I don't like the concept on the platter.

Updated on September 21, 2023