Of the five movies she has worked on, four of them belong to the 100 crore-club. And Asin, who has been concentrating on Bollywood now, seems unfazed. In a quick chat, she tells us her take on multi-starrers and her future plans…
Four movies in the 100 – crore club. How does it feel?
(laughs) I guess Aamir and I (the Ghajini pair) are the founding members of this club. Jokes apart, more than jubilee run at the BO, the film’s success is decided by its collection. And I’m happy that four of my movies have found place in the club. It shows how much the audience like the effort you have put in. As an artist, I do my job and leave the rest to the audience.
But, unlike in south, you have been doing only multi-starrers or films in which you don’t seem to have much to do…
In south, multi-starrers are a rarity. But in B-Town, they are almost the norm. And anyway, I don’t mind doing such films. They are fun to work on. I sign a film only after I know what kind of scope my character has. So, I don’t feel insecure or worry about being upstaged.
So, does that mean you will work only on commercial potboilers?
Of course not. I would love to do well-etched characters in Hindi as well, like how I did in south. But, my plan is to do commercial entertainers for now as they give you maximum reach. Once I’ve delivered hits and made a mark for myself, I will start doing character-driven films within the commercial format.
Have you signed any film in Tamil?
I don’t want to repeat the characters I have done so far there. So, unless and until I get something exciting, I don’t think I will sign any.