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Juggling different roles 

The title of Priya Hassan’s next film is pretty catchy. It is called ‘Smuggler’ and Priya confesses that she is playing three different roles in the film. “People have always seen me in an action role. Now, I am experimenting by doing action and traditional roles in the movie,” Priya tells Metrolife.   

The film is directed by Tamil director Veeru K. 

“I was impressed with the storyline. It has a bit of everything — action, comedy, romance and suspense. The story is woven around smuggling and its repercussions. The people involved in smuggling and the tactics they use to get things done have been captured in the film,” she explains. 

Priya is trained under Mumbai-based fight master Ram Shetty. 

“I perfected my martial art moves under Ram. After Malashri, I was called the action queen and I don’t want to let my fans down. I want to strike a good balance in this film by doing action and  traditional roles,” she observes. 

Priya dubs her experience of juggling umpteen roles as ‘different and difficult’. “Imagine acting, getting behind the camera and making sure your money is not wasted! It is tough. This time I’ve handed over the direction to someone else and have taken up acting and production,” explains Priya. 

The only thing she hasn’t dipped her fingers into is singing, which she intends to do in one of her future productions, “I am a big fan of Lata Mangeshkar and S Janaki. I am learning Carnatic music and hope to sing in one of my productions pretty soon,” she sums up.

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