Where is Kajal Aggarwal?
Actress on why she is missing from Bollywood and her forthcoming film opposite Akshay Kumar
Singham actress Kajal Aggarwal has been missing from B-Town after her film with Ajay Devgan released over a year ago. Though it was a box-office success, Kajal strangely did not cash in on it. She has only so far given her nod to Neeraj Pathak’s film with Akshay Kumar which is based on the infamous 1987 Opera House jewellery shop heist.
The South import in Bollywood is currently shooting for a Tamil film in Switzerland. She says, “People may think it strange that I did not take on more Hindi films and stuck to South projects. There were several offers but I did not want to do just every film coming my way. I prefer to be choosy and do films which have a storyline that appeals to me.”
Moreover Kajal does not like the tag of being only a Bollywood or a South actress. “As an actor, I want to be part of all kinds of films, the language does not matter. My job is to act whether I am doing a Tamil, Telugu of Hindi film does not matter to me.” She is part of two Tamil films with Surya and Vijay respectively. Kajal also features in four Telugu flicks which have Junior NTR, Mahesh Babu and Ram Charan Teja as her co-stars.
“After Singham I have been busy with these assignments and as some have been shot extensively abroad, I have been away from Mumbai for long spells.” Ask her about Rohit Shetty planning a sequel to Singham for Diwali 2014, she says, “Shooting with the unit and Ajay Devgn was an enjoyable experience. I am still in touch with them.”
Though Kajal Aggarwal is a South import in Bollywood, she is a south Mumbai girl who lives at Churchgate. She studied at St Anne’s School and Jaihind College.