Together with her upcoming movie Pattas, she is three movies outdated in Tamil. But Mehreen Pirzada is a digital unknown for the film viewers right here.
She may do little to assist the scenario. Her debut Tamil movie, the Suseenthiran directorial Nenjil Thunivirundhal (2017), was every kind of mess.
“Lots of things went wrong in that,” says Mehreen, over telephone from Hyderabad. The movie bombed on the field workplace, and, so as to add insult to harm, her parts within the movie have been chopped out after launch to trim its run time.
Mehreen’s second outing was in a blink-and-you-miss sort character within the Vijay Deverakonda movie NOTA (2018), which too failed on the field workplace.
“Obviously, no one took the chance to give me a [second] break in Tamil. I’ve waited for the right chance, and I must thank Sathya Jyothi Films for bringing me back. They say patience is key… and now it’s like I’m back with a very big bang. I’m so glad that my comeback is opposite Dhanush sir,” she laughs.
Timing it proper
For these causes, the actor considers this re-launch to be her first movie in Tamil.
Mehreen performs Sadhana in Pattas. “But she is nothing like her name. She is a very bubbly, naughty girl, and my scenes with Dhanush are really funny. I’m sure people are going to enjoy and laugh about it a lot,” she says.
Her character, then, wouldn’t be too dissimilar to her position as Honey from the 2019 Telugu blockbuster F2 — Enjoyable and Frustration.
“Honey is one of the best characters I have played. It was widely appreciated by everyone. I think the producers saw the film and thought that I would be able to pull this role off really well. They wanted someone with a good comedy timing,” she provides.
Comedy is what she considers as her greatest plus. Emoting throughout dramatic scenes is one other.
“I’m a very emotional, sensitive person in real life. I don’t require glycerine. Once I connect to a character or scene, I’d automatically have teary eyes,” she says. The 25-year-old doesn’t thoughts admitting to her awkwardness as that which contributes to this comedy timing. “It is not that I intend to be funny… I’m the clumsy funny types,” she laughs.
Although she can not converse the language but, Mehreen says she has began to choose up Tamil higher put up Pattas.
“I speak fluently in Telugu now. I even dub for my movies. I’m sure as I start to do more and more Tamil films, I will pick up the language,” she remarks.
Working with Dhanush helped on this regard.
“I wanted to perfect my lines before he got to the set because I didn’t want to waste time. But he understood [when I got it wrong]. He is not that fluent in Hindi, and he told me it was like this when he worked in Bollywood. I would panic at times, but he’d calm me down. That way, the whole team really supported me,” she provides.
Mehreen, although, can not cease waxing lyrical about her co-star.
“He is a one take artiste. He is so good with his work. Between the words ‘Action’ and ‘Cut’, he does magic. He gives so many expressions in that timeline that it is overwhelming. You can learn so much when you work with such an actor,” she says.
Regardless of the admiration, when it was time to prank, the actor managed to tug a quick one over her senior co-star.
“We were shooting the ‘Jigidi Killadi’ song in Pondicherry. There is a scene where he is driving an Audi convertible, and Jani Master (dance choreographer) felt that it would be better if I drove instead of him,” she begins.
The scene in query was being shot in July 2019. When Dhanush checked out her to ask if she knew driving, Mehreen pretended to not know.
“I know driving but I don’t drive because I’m not very comfortable with driving… let’s put it that way,” she laughs.
When Dhanush heard this response, he appeared disapprovingly on the choreographer, just for his request to be turned down. For her half, Mehreen too rubbed it in when she requested him which one was the brake and the accelerator pedal.
“He was like, ‘Oh my God! What’s happening? You don’t know anything’. So, he sat right next to the car door just so he could jump out,” she laughs.
“He kept telling me, ‘Mehreen, my life is very important. I have so much to do in life. I’m turning 36 in two days’. I was like, ‘Listen, my life is also very important. You have achieved so much. I have yet to, and I’m only 25’. It was funny,” she provides.
The actor’s Telugu movie, Entha Manchivaadavuraa, too releases alongside Pattas on January 15. However she hopes to do extra Tamil movies.
“I love Chennai. The city really grows on you and how. I miss Chennai when I’m not there,” she concludes.