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    EVEN though Deeksha Seth’s last film, Lekar Hum Deewana Dil, bombed at the box office, the 25-year-old is unperturbed. “I wouldn’t call myself picky, but yes, I’m selecting my scripts carefully. It is only in Indian cinema that we actors are expected to give a film every year. I have people complaining about how I haven’t given a Tamil film in the last three years. Even actors like Christian Bale take holidays and work on their roles or just take a break. They often go on a sabbatical. I recently signed up for Pilates and even went on a trip to Rajasthan,” says the actress who is popular in Telugu for films like Vedam and Wanted. After her last Tamil film, Rajapattai, with actor Vikram—which failed to impress the audience—the actress is said to have signed director Selvaraghavan’s next with actor Silambarasan. The movie will be produced by Dhanush. Well known for her girl-next-door-image, Seth admits romance to be her favourite genre. Her pick:

    I like all of Meg Ryan’s films. I am inspired by When Harry Met Sally and Sleepless in Seattle. Her acting is effortless and the romantic scenes are so touching and believable. It is not about your Prince Charming riding upon a white horse, but rather about stories that could happen to anyone.
    I liked Gautam Menon’s Ye Maaya Chesave. I haven’t watched the Tamil version, but I liked the simple scenes from the movie. The one where the hero waits for the girl to come to her balcony is classic. Samantha has played a very cute and believable girl in it.

    Kajol is my inspiration. Her Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham are epic. I loved it when she played a Chandni Chowk girl because I am from Delhi, too. She is so tongue-in-cheek, straight forward and lovable. I am a lot like her. I take success and failure as part of life. I don’t like egoistic fights and I am very chilled out in life.

    Mrinalini Sundar

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