New Delhi: Actress Kajal Aggarwal, who teams up with actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan for the first time in the upcoming Tamil film 'Indian 2', says signing the project has been a step up in her over a decade-long career.
Last seen on screen in Telugu film 'Kavacham', Kajal has already begun prepping for her role in 'Indian 2'.
"I`m really thrilled to be part of the project. I`m quite excited about my role and the skills I will get to learn on the job. I see signing 'Indian 2' as a step up in my career," Kajal told IANS along the sidelines of the launch of beverage brand 7Up`s new campaign, 7Up Ponneram.
Ponneram translates to golden times in English. Kajal said her career`s golden times started when she signed S.S. Rajamouli`s 'Magadheera'.
"My golden times started when I signed 'Magadheera'. I have seen many ups and downs in my profession but it was only after I did `Magadheera` did my career catapult to the next league. It earned me a lot of recognition which I enjoy even today," she said.
Talking about what excited her most about the association with 7Up, Kajal said: "It's a brand a lot of us can easily identify and relate with. I like the fact that it`s a very clear beverage. It`s also a drink that lets you take a step back and chill. I treat success or failure by taking a step back and I believe it gives you a lot of clarity."
On the career front, Kajal is keenly looking forward to the release of "Paris Paris", the Tamil remake of Kangana Ranaut`s 'Queen'.
'Paris Paris' will be Kajal`s first release of 2019.
"When I was offered the 'Queen' remake, I saw it as a story that can be explored in many languages. It's a simple story of a simple girl that I could connect with on many levels. I`m sure there are a lot of girls across different parts of Tamil Nadu who will relate to this story and I`d be glad if this film empowers them," she added.