Asin on why she is picky about her movies and her beauty essentials
Asin Thottumkal has packed her last 12 years in showbiz with plenty to be proud of. The 28-year-old has had four back-to-back blockbuster hits with big names in the industry like Akshay Kumar, Salman Khan and Abhishek Bachchan. Now she has yet another feather in her cap. Avon, the US-based beauty care company, has named her its first brand ambassador for India. We got Thottumkal to tell us about her upcoming movies and her beauty secrets:
My next film is with Umesh Shukla. This is my second film with Shukla, after Bol Bachchan. It has a very interesting concept and stars Abhishek Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor. I play a girl who is madly in love with Abhishek and helps him when he is struggling to come up in life.
I am choosy about my films. After doing movies like Housefull, Ghajini and Khiladi 786, which did well at the box office and also made the Rs 100 crore list, I want to do movies that will focus on my character. I am making a conscious effort to choose films that are role-centric and not completely commercial.
When it comes to my contemporaries, I am very chilled out. There is enough work for everyone. Many of them put a lot of effort into whatever they are doing and how they look. I do share a great rapport with Deepika Padukone.
I survive on lip balm and eye liner while travelling. I don’t carry a lot of beauty products. There is a scene in Pokkiri where I claim that I haven’t applied anything but cream and Vijay reveals the truth. In real life, I don’t even use a moisturiser.
— Mrinalini Sundar