'I Get Glamourous Roles in South' - The New Indian Express

'I Get Glamourous Roles in South'

Published: 27th March 2014 08:14 AM

Last Updated: 27th March 2014 01:35 PM

Actress Vishakha Singh, who has established herself both in the South Indian film industry as well as Bollywood, was recently in the city to attend the Prag Cine Awards ceremony. “I jumped at the opportunity to visit one of my favourite cities. A few years ago, I did a film with Diganth, and I still understand Kannada,” says the actress.

 After the past failures, Vishakha is taking things slow in Sandalwood. “In the beginning, I was not ambitious enough and didn’t have any guidance. I did two movies in Kannada, but I was quite disheartened when I watched the substandard outcomes. I did Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey with Ashutosh Gowarikar later, and I was exposed to a good standard of film-making. I would love to do Kannada films again, provided I am happy with the story and its presentation. I don’t mind coming back to Sandalwood if I get a Yogaraj Bhat film,” she says.

 The actress got a call from the makers of Jatta and was was excited to be on board. “But unfortunately, my schedule was full and I couldn’t go ahead with it. I am waiting to do another Kannada movie,” she says.

 Vishakha is loving the attention she is getting from various industries, but she is not getting carried away. “It feels good when you are lauded for your work,” she says. Currently shooting for a Telugu film and simultaneously working on Tamil film Vaaliba Raja, the actress is also part of a Malayalam film Motorcycle Diaries directed by Rajesh Pillai.

 Vishakha is now looking forward to the release of her Hindi film The Maya Tape in July. “I have a pleasant connection with the northeast film industry after I shot The Maya Tape with Nawazuddin Siddiqui in Guwahati and Shillong. People there are so hospitable,” she says.

 The actress, who had left for London with her father, came back to films because of her passion for acting. “I love films, but somewhere I felt that I was not learning the box office trade. However, destiny brought me back here when I started getting offers sitting at home in London. And I got Fukrey and a Vikram Bhat film. Down south, I was offered Kanna Laddu Thinna Aasaiya and a few other projects,” says Vishakha, who feels the southern film industry gave her a much different experience compared to Bollywood. “B-Town gives a lot of respect to actors and the roles that I am getting are very substantial. In southern films, I get more glamorous roles,” she says.

 Vishakha feels there is no point in looking good and dancing around trees. “I am content with the different roles that I have got,” she says. 

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