Hansika Motwani hasn’t been at the helm of affairs in South Indian cinema after having ruled the Telugu and Tamil industries for quite a few years. Having worked alongside top actors in both industries, Hansika says she is now looking to do roles which are not just cute and bubbly. In an interview with Deccan Chronicle, Hansika speaks out about hers sabbatical and what kinds of roles she wants to do now. “I was getting a lot of offers, but I was no longer interested in playing a cute, bubbly girl running around trees. I felt the need for a change, the need for growth. So I waited for the right offers and chose Thuppakki Munai with Vikram Prabhu and 100 with Atharvaa. In both these films, I have strong, impactful roles. I also play a complex character in Jameel’s untitled suspense thriller,” Hansika told Deccan Chronicle.
Speaking about working with actor Vikram Prabhu, Hansika says she had a great time working with him. “It was lovely working with Vikram. I have also shared screen space with his dad Prabhu sir in the past. We used to get yummy home-cooked delicacies from Vikram’s house. It was a great experience,” she added further.
Hansika also says that she would love to do a biopic on Sridevi and says the yesteryear superstar was her role model. “I would love to do a biopic of Sridevi ji. She’s my role model. And our interactions on the sets of the film Puli are unforgettable. The first film of hers that I watched was Sadma opposite Kamal Haasan sir. I was just ten years old then, and yet, I was moved by her performance. That image of her has just stuck in my brain,” Hansika Motwani adds further.