- "I'm glad my debut is with a non-glam role," said Gayathri
- "It's not that I dread running around trees," she added
- Gayathri is making her debut with Ajay Devgn's Raid
"I'm glad my debut is with a non-glam and realistic role. Even in the south, I leaned towards roles which didn't require me to be just a pretty prop. It's not that I dread running around trees (I have done that and enjoyed it too). It is just that glamour without substance (in a role or otherwise) eventually gets vapid," Gayathiri said in a statement.
On working with Ajay, she said: "I know Ajay sir is a very good actor and a big star but what really struck me was how he is completely apolitical and everything he says or does seems to have so much integrity and I was thinking that with this star power combined with his integrity he could be a very strong social influence. Of course, I couldn't bring myself to suggest such gyaan to him in person."
She is also looking forward to working more with Gupta.
In the southern film industry, the actress has worked in Kannada movies and awaits the release of her Telugu debut in June. Originally from Kerala, Gayathri is also trained in taekwondo.
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