Actor Regina Cassandra, who is making her Bollywood debut with filmmaker Anees Bazmee’s Aankhen 2, says it’s an achievement for any southern actor to make it to Hindi filmdom.
“For most southern actores, entry to Bollywood is their ultimate dream. It’s considered a big feat because it’s a bigger platform and the reach is wide. I never expected to be making my Bollywood debut on such a big platform,” Regina said.
In the film, Regina will be playing a character with two shades, both positive as well as negative. “It’s an interesting character. She’s a nice person at heart, but some circumstances change her. It’s a con-heist thriller and I’m excited to be sharing screen space with a big star cast including Amitabh Bachchan, Anil Kapoor, Arjun Rampal and Ileana D’Cruz,” she said. Regina, who is looking forward to start shooting from January 2017, will polish her Hindi skills in the interim.
“I’m not completely alien to the language. I can talk pretty well in Hindi, but I might have a south accent. Although I haven’t had the opportunity to speak in Hindi all these years, I want to converse in the language as much as possible now,” she said.
Regina currently awaits the release of Tamil horror-thriller Nenjam Marappathillai, and she has also started working on Telugu film Nakshatram.