'I am very comfortable down South'

'I am very comfortable  down South'

She maybe a Mumbai-based lass but actress Tashu Kaushik is certainly making her mark down South. Known for her performances in Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam movies, Tashu recently made her debut in Kannada with ‘Cool Ganesh’ starring Jaggesh.

Attempting comedy for the first time, Tashu was extremely nervous on how the audience will receive her. But now she is happy with the kind of reviews she has received and is glad that the movie is doing well.

 “Acting opposite an artiste like Jaggesh, who is known for his comic timing, I was very nervous as the pressure was on me to match his calibre. But now I can be relieved as people have appreciated my performance too in the movie,” she adds.

Ask if she found it challenging to work in a Kannada movie and Tashu says, “Not at all. I had a lot of fun on the sets and shooting in Bangalore weather was brilliant. I find the language very similar to Telugu, which I am more familiar with. Since acting is my passion I don’t see anything as a barrier.”

The same weekend that ‘Cool Ganesh’ released, Tashu had another release as well. It was director Rajesh Nair’s Malayalam movie ‘Escape from Uganda’. Having worked earlier with the same director in Annum Innum Ennum, Tashu says that there is a certain comfort
level.

“Expectations are bound to be high when you work with the same director again. If audiences have already appreciated the collaboration, then they will have high expectations from the team,” adds Tashu, who will also be seen in a Telugu movie called ‘Reporter’.

But one wonders if Tashu has any plans on spreading her wings and moving to Bollywood as well. “Since I am based in Mumbai, people automatically assume that I want to be a part of Bollywood. But I am very comfortable down South. This is where I belong and I don’t plan to go anywhere else,” she says.

She then laughs and adds, “Moreover, I will have to cut down on my weight if I want to be in Bollywood. People appreciate voluptuous women down South, but it’s not the same in Bollywood.”

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