Today, Tamannaah Bhatia is one of the most prominent faces in the South Indian film industry, with several successful films to her credit. But despite making her acting debut with a Hindi flick and featuring in some other big-ticket Hindi movies, she just could not gain a footing in Bollywood.
For the unversed, Tamannaah has played leading roles in such Bollywood disasters as Himmatwala (2013) and Humshakals (2014). Both films were heavily panned by critics and sank at the box-office without a trace.
In an interview with a popular entertainment portal, Tamannaah opened up about the failure of Himmatwala and Humshakals and said, “You know, it was a very difficult period of my life because I just did not know what was going on and how people were reacting. It was just too much of a blow for me but I was too involved with my work so I did not get time to process and think, ‘This film is not working’ or ‘It flopped so badly’. I did not even get enough time to understand what was happening because I was just working on one film after another, and I was doing 4-5 films at a time.”
She went on to add, “In one way, it was good for me because I did not realise how bad it was because I did not go through that process. But at the same time, I feel that maybe if I had gone a tad bit slower, I would have made better decisions.”
The actress added that she perhaps needed a blow to slow down at that point in her career. “I love working, so I feel like I needed a situation like this to put a halt to my car. Otherwise my car would keep going because I love being on set,” she said in conclusion.