Actress Sonam Bajwa, who currently juggles between the Telugu and Punjabi industry, says she intends to focus on doing more Telugu films going forward and explore a variety of characters in the process.
Sonam makes her Telugu debut with this week’s release “Aatadukundam Raa“, which stars Sushant in the lead.
“I couldn’t have asked for a better debut. I thoroughly enjoyed working on this project,” said Sonam, who is keen on shifting her focus on Telugu filmdom.
“Even though I’ve been offered a few projects since ‘Aatadukundam Raa’, I haven’t been in a position to sign any because I’m occupied with some commitments in Punjabi industry till October. As soon as I’m relieved off these assignments, I really want to focus more on Telugu films,” she said.
In this project, she plays a bubbly, simple girl who will be seen in a mix of Indian and western outfits.
“I come from this family that’s modem but at the same time values traditions. As a film, it’s got everything for everybody in the audience. There’s comedy, romance, action and even some element of science-fiction,” she said.
Talking about her co-star Sushanth, she revealed: “He’s very friendly and bonds very well with everyone on the sets. He’s very humble too. The whole unit was very friendly and ensured that I never felt like a newcomer.”
Although Sonam had difficultly picking up an alien language, she feels Telugu isn’t as tough as Tamil.
“I’ve done a Tamil film called ‘Kappal’. I found learning Tamil tougher than Telugu. All that it took me to get my lines right in Telugu was a couple of readings to perfect my dialect.
Sonam, who has played both glamorous as well as deglamorous roles in her Punjabi films, wants to follow a similar approach in Telugu industry too.
“I want to do versatile roles and take up modern characters. As much as I want to play glamorous roles, I think there’s beauty in playing simple characters too,” she said.