Can`t do films just to be in short clothes: Sameera Reddy

New Delhi: After playing a Naxalite in `Red Alert - The War Within`, actress Sameera Reddy is getting back into a glamorous image in her next action thriller `Tezz`.

However, the 32-year-old actress says that it isn`t the lure of looking glamourous that makes her choose her roles now.

"After being in the industry for so long, I have the understanding to know whether a film really needs me or not," said Reddy, who made her debut in 2002 with `Maine Dil Tujhko Diya`.

"Today I can`t be picking up a film just because it comes from a top banner. I have to like the overall quality of a film rather than consenting to it just because someone tells me that I have to be scantily dressed," Reddy told reporters.

The actress says she plans to pick up only meaty roles in future irrespective of the banner.

"There are certain films that I did because they came from reputed banners and boasted of good co-stars. I may not have had much to do in these films but I thought the overall impact would be worthwhile. However I can`t continue to do that now," Reddy said.

In `Tezz`, Reddy will be seen doing some action along with co-star Ajay Devgn.

"I always wanted to do a full on action movie and `Tezz` gave me that opportunity to merge performance with the look.
Here I have gone quite sleek with that `bike-n-babe` combination. The look I am carrying has a very Angelina Jolie kind of feel to it," the actress said.

Meanwhile, her Bollywood career hasn`t made her wave goodbye to South. She is already shooting a Tamil film with Madhavan `Vettai`, her Telugu film `Nadunisi Naaygal` with director Gautham Menon released early this year.

"Even Madhavan is doing regional films. And then Prabhu Deva made `Wanted` with Salman but is still continuing his stint in South. After all these films have a great reach today so it would be foolhardy to let something good pass by," Reddy said.


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