Actress Mehreen Pirzada, last seen in Anushka Sharma's "Phillauri", says busy work life keeps her grounded and makes her respect what she has achieved so far in her career.
With nearly half a dozen projects in her kitty currently including Telugu films "Raja The Great" and "Jawaan", she is fast rising as one of the busiest actresses in southern filmdom.
"I have realised that I am nothing without my work. The busier I get with projects, I become even more grounded because this lifestyle has made me respect my work and take it even more seriously," Mehreen told IANS.
She doesn't find it challenging to juggle multiple projects. In fact, she enjoys being busy.
"I have always asked for more. It's a blessing that I have been presented with so many opportunities. I just have to focus on working hard. I like the whole process of waking up early, working out and then going to the sets," she said, admitting she did have to face setbacks.
"After Krishna Gaadi Veera Prema Gaadha', the rest of the last year was not great.
Films that were supposed to start were postponed and I was a little worried. Luckily, it all changed this year as I signed back-to-back projects," she added.
Talking about working with Ravi Teja in "Raja The Great", she said, "It's amazing to be working with a star so early on in my career. Although he plays a blind character, audiences are going to love him in this role. I have an equally different role."
Mehreen also has Telugu project "Mahanubhavudu" with Sharwanand, and she's all praise for its director Maruthi.
"He is the coolest director I have worked with yet. This is a fun project and it's special for Sharwa because it's coming after his hat-trick of hits," she said.
This year, she will be making her Tamil debut with Suseenthiran's "Aram Seidhu Pazhagu", a bilingual which also stars Sundeep Kishan and Vikranth.
"I feel lucky to be launched my Suseenthiran sir. In the film, I'm paired with Sundeep. This year is going to be very special for me," she concluded.
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