After featuring ‘The Perfect Boy’ Teeshay, how could I stay away from his ‘Perfect Girl’ Tara Alisha Berry? However, reaching out to this angelic beauty with a mesmerizing smile is no easy task. Presently filming for Vikram Bhatt’s ‘Love Games’ in Cape Town, we decided to Skype. Instead of the customary Cutting Chai Taasha (that’s how Tara is fondly called) decided to sip on her Green Chai while I sat with my favourite cup of brew as we chatted like overtly excited teenagers.
Taasha is not new to limelight. Although she started her career in a Telegu movie starring alongside Naga Chaitanya and Tamannah, she was well appreciated for her wonderful act in the movie ‘Mastram’ apart from getting accolades for her portrayal of Ashalata in Anurag Basu directed series ‘Stories By Rabindranath Tagore’ for Epic Channel. Here are excerpts from our interesting cross-continent chat.
From Mastram to Choker Bali to The Perfect Girl how has your journey been?
It has been absolutely amazing. I am blessed to be working on projects which I believe in 100% and where each team is so passionate about what they are doing!
How did you bag The Perfect Girl?
A common friend recommended me to Prakash. I went to meet him, auditioned and got the part (smiles).
In one line how will you describe your character in The Perfect Girl?
Vedika is a very reserved person who is trapped in a lot of emotional turmoil, but doesn’t let the world see it, meeting Jay is cathartic for her and she comes into her own after meeting him.
Any funny incidents during the shoot?
Yeah (laughs) I remember these two guys who used to follow us to every location and ask us to take pics with them and sign autographs. Also they used to ask our director and AD’s to take their auditions for a role in the film! (continue to laugh)
Well that’s funny (laughs)… So did they bag any role yet?
So how was Prakash as a director?
He is wonderful. He is very clear about what he wants from his actors. Also he is someone who knows his characters in and out so he can tell you exactly what the motivation is and thought behind everything the character does or says. It was a pleasure working with him!
Do you believe the concept of a ‘Perfect Guy’ exists?
(Laughs out loud) Not at all! I don’t believe there is anyone who is perfect for anybody. Relationships take a lot of hard work. Although you can definitely adjust and work on them to make them “perfect” but I don’t think any person is perfect for another.
Okay let’s assume that A Perfect Guy concept exists in this world then who would be yours?
Hmmm (pauses) My perfect guy!
Come on give it a thought
See I have no idea but there are things I would look for in a guy. He must be kind, positive, generous of heart and spirit, and should always be there for me, no matter what!
How open are you when it comes to experimenting with characters and looks? How about a role like what Priyanka played in Aitraaz or Bandini by Nutan?
I would love to experiment! I love Nutanji and would LOVE to explore a role like that.
I am currently in Cape Town, obviously that’s why we are Skyping (laughs) shooting for Vikram Bhatt’s next called “Love Games”, I have also completed “Gun Pe Done” directed by Abhik Bhanu which should release soon and a Bengali short film called “Moreechika” directed by Madhur Tyagi.
Okay now Tara I am going to ask you few questions where I want you to answer in one word
(After taking a deep breath) Yup!
Who amongst Varun Dhawan, Siddharth Malhotra, Sooraj Pancholi, Teeshay is closest to your description of a Perfect Guy?
Hmm (thinks for a second) Well I am a huge fan of Varun! So Varun (smiles)
Who is hotter Teeshay or Varun Dhawan?
Javier Bardem (bites her tongue)
That was not an option (smiles)
Yeah but I find Javier HOTTER (laughs)
Smart Girl (winks) Okay next… Akhilesh Jaiswal or Prakash Nambiar?
Tollywood or Bollywood?
Alia Bhatt or Shraddha Kapoor the better singer?
Naga Chaitanya, Teeshay or Rahul Bagga your favorite co-star?
One Night Stand or Steady Date?
Steady date (giggles)
Sunny Leone, Deepika Padukone, Alia Bhatt – who has the best figure?
Who looks better without a shirt – Hrithik, Salman, SRK, John?
Aha! Great choice (winks) Okay what’s your ‘Wildest Fantasy’?
Let that remain wild (laughs out loud)
Favourite Romantic Jodi
Salman and Madhuri
Who is your closest competitor?
Aha Nice… (smiles) Your dream director?
Vikram Aditya Motwane
You made my day (beaming). I give you full marks for that!
Again let me remind you, The Perfect Girl is releasing tomorrow so guys and girls please go and watch this sweet little movie at a theatre near you. If you do then I am sure you will definitely find your own Perfect Girl and I am not referring to Tara here 😛