I have greater respect for my male counterparts now, says ‘Satyabhama’ star Kajal Aggarwal

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By Srivathsan Nadadhur

Jun 07, 2024

Kajal Aggarwal has been craving the meatier share of the pie in commercial cinema, even while trying to make the most of the conventional heroine roles that came her way.

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It has taken about a decade and a half in the Telugu industry for it to materialise through Satyabhama, a 7 June release.

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As part of Satyabhama’s promotions, Kajal Aggarwal made a special effort to set the record straight at the film’s pre-release event by rendering a speech completely in Telugu.

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“It’s not that I don’t know Telugu well, but I become conscious of going wrong on a public forum. Telugu grammar isn’t my strength and I’m working on it,” she assures.

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A cop drama, Satyabhama is centred on the mysterious past of a police officer focusing on her high-stakes investigation to find a missing man named Iqbal.

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“I like challenges, they give me an adrenaline high and an opportunity to grow. Satyabhama came at the right time and the right phase in my life. I’ve been itching to do action,” she says.

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About her male co-stars she shares, “the respect has grown manifold after stepping into their shoes. Through this experience, I now know what it takes to headline a film.”

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About her role as a cop the actor says, “I still feel every actor brings a new perspective to it. It’s all about what you can bring to the table within a familiar space.”

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