'I have never played by the number game'

'I have never played by the number game'

'I have never played by the number game'

Actress Kajal Aggarwal wears oodles of confidence on her sleeves. The success of her Tamil film Maattrraan, opposite Surya, has been the icing on the cake for her.

Her film Thuppakki with Vijay, that was released last week, is receiving positive reviews and she has a couple of other projects lined up with some of the biggest names in the Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu film industries. The director’s actor, as Kajal likes to call herself, says that she prefers to let herself be moulded by the director. “The director conceptualises and imagines the character to be a in a certain way and as an actor, I always strive to give the director exactly what he wants in terms of characterisation,” she says.

With seven projects in hand, Kajal confesses that it is her immense faith in her directors and in herself that has given her the confidence to juggle all these characters. “I am a playful person and sometimes, I have to be controlled and reined in by my director. Most of my co-stars are good friends, who know and understand me. That makes all the difference,” she says.

She also attributes most of her success to the unconditional support she has received from her parents. “They manage everything for me, including my finances. So that is half the burden off me,” she notes. Kajal says that she has always believed in healthy competition.

“I have never played by the number game. I don’t think that I would be more popular if I do more movies. That’s a wrong notion,” she shares.

In her next film in Hindi titled, Special Chabbis, she plays the role of a girl who depicts love in different eras. About her co-star Akshay Kumar, she says, “He’s a live wire and full of life. It’s hard to keep pace with his energy.”

Kajal will soon be seen with Ram Charan in the Telugu film Naayak and with Ravi Teja in Baadshah, also a Telugu movie.