Actress Deepa Sannidhi, who took a break from Sandalwood and explored Kollywood for a while, seems to have reached a stage where she can confidently declare that taking risks is everything, and if you don’t, the damage is greater. Having made a comeback in an industry where the life of a heroine is quite vulnerable, Deepa proves that ‘risk brings its own rewards’.
She has bagged the lead role in Darshan-starrer Chakravarthy and for the actress, who created a name for herself after teaming up with the Dashing Star's Saarathi, released in 2011; it seems like homecoming, working with the actor after five years. “I just look forward to working with Darshan again, with whom I started my film journey,” she says and adds, “I have made mistakes and I have grown. To be given an opportunity again is a blessing and I can start all over and put in all those things I have learnt.”
She says so because after Saarathi, she did a few films like Paramathma, Jaanu, Sakkare and Endendu Ninnagagi in 2014 but later headed to Kollywood where she did two films. While it is Tarun’s Chowka that brings Deepa back to Sandalwood, according to the actress, she feels that her work has spoken, which is probably the reason for the makers to select her for Chakravarthy. “If you do good work, recognition will come. I have reached a phase where I stopped going behind something and if it happens, I just accept with open arms. If it doesn’t, it is fine and that is how it works in this industry,” she says.
But the actress has no qualms of having gone to another industry and gaining experience. “Though it was a slow process, I learnt a lot in terms of films and about myself. Of course, it was a drag in between and I was figuring out what I wanted exactly with my films and life. Like everybody, I needed that time to sort out myself. But people mistook and even thought that I had no interest in Kannada films, which was a wrong assumption. Having bagged Chakravarthy, I feel it is the right time to tell everybody that I am here to stay,” she declares.
The actress also asserts that she is not here to bag only big banner films. “In fact, Love Churmuri had to happen. Unfortunately the project didn’t take off. As long as the team and script is good, it really doesn’t matter,” she says.
Meanwhile, Deepa reveals that when not working, she was completely into creative writing. “I yearned to do something creative other than films. I am figuring out a way to study something in creative fields while I do films. That’s when I feel balanced to fit in myself,” she says.