Actress Kajal Aggarwal, who has been very busy on the work front with movie Paris Paris, which is a remake of the 2014 Hindi film Queen by Vikas Bahl, is all excited to be teaming up with actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan for the first time. Kajal has signed up to star alongside Kamal in upcoming Tamil film Indian 2, and she has said that signing the project is a step up in her career.
Last seen on screen in Telugu film Kavacham, Kajal has already begun prepping for her role in Indian 2.
“I’m really thrilled to be part of the project. I’m quite excited about my role and the skills I will get to learn on the job. I see signing Indian 2 as a step up in my career,” Kajal told IANS along the sidelines of the launch of beverage brand 7Up’s new campaign, 7Up Ponneram.
Ponneram translates to golden times in English. Kajal said her career’s golden times started when she signed SS Rajamouli’s Magadheera.
“My golden times started when I signed Magadheera. I have seen many ups and downs in my profession but it was only after I did Magadheera did my career catapult to the next league. It earned me a lot of recognition which I enjoy even today,” she said.
Talking about what excited her most about the association with 7Up, Kajal said: “It’s a brand a lot of us can easily identify and relate with. I like the fact that it’s a very clear beverage. It’s also a drink that lets you take a step back and chill. I treat success or failure by taking a step back and I believe it gives you a lot of clarity.”
Kajal is keenly looking forward to the release of Paris Paris, which will be her first release of 2019.
“When I was offered the Queen remake, I saw it as a story that can be explored in many languages. It’s a simple story of a simple girl that I could connect with on many levels. I’m sure there are a lot of girls across different parts of Tamil Nadu who will relate to this story and I’d be glad if this film empowers them,” she added.