The Tamil-Telugu actresses continue to make inroads into Bollywood. While all attention is on Ileana D’Cruz who makes her transition from Telugu to Hindi with Ranbir Kapoor in “Barfee”, Sneha is poised to make entry into Bollywood.
The 29-year-old, who has done films in all the four major South Indian languages – Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada – is all set to make her Hindi debut in Revathy S. Varma’s “Mad Dad”.
“Sneha is not playing his wife in the present times. She plays the wife, a very aristocratic character, who dies at age 25. She will be located and dressed up in the 1980s style. She lives only in the memory of the title character. I chose Sneha because she has always chosen unconventional roles in the South. She has versatility to carry off any part with ease,” said Revathy.
Revathy also revealed, “Actually Sneha was supposed to play Sita opposite Ajay Devgn’s Rama in ‘Ramayan’. Then Sneha was dropped and Kajol was signed. Finally, (director Rajkumar) Santoshi’s ‘Ramayan’ never happened.”
To her credit Sneha doesn’t deny it.
“Yes, Rajkumar Santoshi did sign me to play Sita. I’ll always have the highest regard for him. He was the first filmmaker from the Hindi film industry to approach me. He believed in my range. Now I’ve chosen to enter Hindi cinema with ‘Mad Dad’ because I always want to do challenging roles in any language. This is the best role to start my career in Hindi cinema.”