Words matter. These are the best Priyamani Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
I dubbed for the first time in ‘Ko Ko’ and I found it good as I finished it in three days.
‘Chandi’ was received well and my performance was particularly appreciated.
There’s nothing wrong in sporting a bikini. If the director wants to shoot you in a pool, you cannot be wearing denims or a saree – you need to be dressed accordingly to the situation.
I am a huge fan of Prabhu and Karthik and have seen their films.
Actors like Anushka Shetty, Nayanthara, Samantha Akkineni are great examples to look up to.
I wish I don’t tan. I dread the thought of shooting on the beach.
I’m waiting for the ‘Paruthiveeran’ kind of roles.
In South India, the audience is more traditional than the Bollywood cine-goers.
If a female actor is not comfortable with how a scene is shot and says no, it means no. They should not go ahead with the scene.
I studied Hindi in school and that’s come in handy.
I believe in voicing out your opinions.
It is gut instinct that guides me when I say yes to a film.
I was labelled a jinx. No one wanted to work with me. I was home for about six to eight months without any films. I did modeling. In fact, at one point, I contemplated quitting films. That’s when director Ameer called me for ‘Paruthiveeran’ and I cannot thank him enough for it.
I have acted in all four film industries in the South. I speak all four languages because of my upbringing in various cities.
I have always got interesting roles in Malayalam cinema.
Shah Rukh is sweet. The experience to dance with SRK was lovely.
For an actress, the choices are more if one is open to the idea of doing films in different languages.
I have been getting some offers of films. But more than films, I have been getting offers for serials which I have obviously declined.
I am delighted to have won a place in both Tamil and Telugu film industry.
I’ve worked with the likes of Ram Gopal Varma in ‘Rakhta Charitra’ and Mani Ratman in ‘Raavan’ – both these films released in Hindi as well. You need to have something substantial to make a mark in Bollywood and these movies gave me strong characters.
I’m not into cliches like ‘no time’ for love. If I find the right person, I’ll definitely find time.
Somewhere down the line, I want to do masala films too.
My dad often jokes that I enjoy attention. But then who doesn’t.
I am not into the number games but wish to do meaningful roles.
One doesn’t necessarily have to be grey-haired to portray a mother.
I want to direct a romantic comedy and want Sudeep to star in it.
I’m happy I got to share screen space with established actors such as Vikram, Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan and still was noticed.
Since my childhood, I have been watching Telugu films. It was always my dream to make it big here.
Variety of characters and themes bring out the best in me.
I started down South, that’s where my heart is. But I’m open to exploring Bollywood.
My pay packet is reasonable. But I prefer doing films where I have a meaty role. The set-up of the film and the filmmaker also matter to me. For me those are vital issues that help me decide on a film. You never sign a film only for money.
Post ‘Chennai Express,’ I got several offers from Hindi cinema, but nothing substantial came my way.
There’s always an assumption that when the girls get married they don’t want to work.
I’ve worked with Jagapathi Babu in four films and the two of us are great friends.
I will only do a Bollywood film if I am offered the main lead role.
Films with fresh themes and able directors are a pleasure to associate yourself with.
I do not want to associate myself with sexual content on the webspace.
Being a homosexual is not at all a crime.
I wanted people to know I could play a glamorous role too.
Acting is my career. I am pursuing it with passion.
When I started years back, there was a lot of apprehension to don a mother’s role. People feared that once you play a mother, you will get similar roles from next time too. But look at actresses like Kareena Kapoor or Malaika Arora. They look so hot in real life despite being mothers.
If something nice comes my way, I will take it up. It has to be something substantial. I am not saying that I have to do films like ‘The Dirty Picture’ or ‘Kahaani.’ It could be something commercial as well.
I’m always afraid to act when I don’t know the language and it perturbs me during my dubbing sessions too.
Female actors’ contribution to films are at par with male actors. So just because they signed the film, they can’t be taken for granted.
I could even do an Oriya film if the role excites me.
I am comfortable with all four South Indian languages.
No doubt an actress has to do varied roles. But I don’t want myself to be typecast as an actress who can only do off-beat ventures.
Glamour has been an integral part of showbiz from a longtime and the whole debate about exposing and vulgarity is blown out of proportions.
My mother is my favorite cook and she does all cuisines really well. I eat the delicacies made by her whenever I find time.
Shah Rukh is a chilled-out person and down to earth.
I often chill out with my brother and parents in Bangalore.
One day Mani Sir called me to his office and narrated the script of ‘Raavan.’ He then asked me how good my Hindi is. When I told him that it’s quite good, he asked one of his assistant directors to talk to me in Hindi and I was asked only to reply in Hindi.
I don’t want to go to Bollywood just to prove I’ve worked there.
Moreover, there is nothing wrong in wearing a bikini or other skimpy attires, as many of my predecessors have set a trend in it.
I love dogs and cats.
Every second or third day I’m getting calls from people with new projects, asking me to listen to stories. But I don’t want to do just any other project. There should be some zing to it; something new.
I don’t think I can marry a person who I don’t know; I can’t imagine spending the rest of my life with him. I rather get to know the person first and then decide, instead of saying yes first and regretting it later.
Soon after ‘Paruthiveeran’ I was flooded with scripts that were almost the same as the award-winning film. I had offers from Malyalam, Telugu and Kannada filmmakers. But I had to be firm and in fact I realized that now I had to be more careful with my choice of films because I have raised the audience expectations.
I want to concentrate on my career and would like to scale greater heights.
I’m not willing to do heroine-centric films back-to-back.
The audience simply don’t find a heroine picking a fight with 10 guys as convincing as a hero. So the industry always sticks to psychological thrillers and ghost movies for heroine-oriented projects and this can sustain only for a short time.
I hope through ‘The Family Man,’ I get some good offers.
I want to do a full on comedy, like Rohit Shetty’s ‘Golmaal’ series.
I’m not finding fault or blaming the industry, but the heroes have always dominated the film industry.
Basically, I should feel at the end of the day that I am doing something worthwhile.
Honestly, I understand that as an actor I should be comfortable with playing different characters. I am also not degrading those actors who are part of stories that require intimate scenes, but as an actress, I wouldn’t be doing any scene that requires smooching and making out.
I would actually say to all the parents to tell their children to start respecting people. And, automatically when you start respecting people, it will give rise to give and take. Respect starts in your own house.
When I’m in Hyderabad I love going to the multiplexes to watch movies or party with friends, but that’s after I’ve grown to love this city. When I first came here I thought ‘Aiyyo why in the world did I land here!’
You have to be careful with Vikram around otherwise he would eat you alive with his acting!
Lack of access to basic sanitation facilities can be a traumatic experience for girls especially during menstruation period and have an adverse impact on their health.