Krithi Shetty gets talking

The actress says that she didn’t concentrate on Kannada films because Sandalwood heroines are expected to be glamorous.

Published: 03rd March 2012 02:22 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:28 PM   |  A+A-


Krithi Shetty.

Krithi Shetty popularly known as Advaitha in the Kollywood is making her presence felt with her third film ‘Kondaan Koduthan’. Earlier, a famous theatre personality, the actress of the Tamil industry is known for her smile and acting skills.

In conversation with City Express, Krithi Shetty shares her views on dance and cinema. Speaking about her entry to the theatre world, she said, “In one of my Bharatanatyam performances, Jai Theertha, a director (theatre plays) noticed my talent and convinced me to join Samasthi Sunday School of Drama.”

She then pursued a diploma course in drama and performed in her first ever play titled ‘Preethi’. Krithi hit a milestone in her life with ‘Kathana’. Later she got an opportunity to play the lead role in ‘Sadarame’. She gave her best in all 26 shows, performed all over Karnataka. “I never let anyone perform my character as I was very possessive about my role. Even on our 26th show, we saw a great audience response to our play,” she added.

Krithi collaborated with well known director Sunil Kumar Desai, and bagged the lead role in the film ‘Sa Ri Ga Ma’. At the same time, she met Murali from the Tamil film industry who offered her an opportunity to play the lead role in ‘Sagakkal’ directed by L M K Swami. She said, “I was hesitant to accept the role as I did not know the language or anything about the industry. But today, I know whom to approach for guidance and I am comfortable with the projects that have been offered to me.”

Kruthi has also played a lead role in ‘Azhagarsamiyin Kuthirai’ by Suseenthiran and ‘Kondaan Koduthan’ by G Rajendran. Expressing her regret over her failure to get roles in Kannada film industry she said, “I waited for a good script for a very long time. The industry expects actresses to be more glamorous. As a result, I was offered the role of a sister and other side roles in Sandalwood.”

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