BANGALORE: For those who face the camera, acting becomes a tool of self-discovery. And so it is with actress Radhika Pandit, who has done over a dozen projects and has only grown with every film and evolved as a person too. “To a certain extent our films do reflect who we are. That’s why you can see me in subjects that I relate to. Whether I am seen in a college girl’s role or realistic films, I feel I am evolving and I like to believe that I am growing,” she says.
Though Radhika is not so much in the public glare now, the actress admits that she is busy doing three projects. “I am busy juggling time between Bahadhur, Endendigu - Ek Duje Ke Liye and Mr and Mrs Ramachari. Doing three films is unlike me because I have always concentrated on one film at a time. The reason people are not hearing much about me or my films is because Endendigu and Mr and Mrs Ramachari started off without a press meet or a muhurat. I will be ready to talk once my film is up for release,” says Radhika.
Interestingly, Bahadhur will be Radhika’s first film to be released in 2014 followed by Endendigu and Mr and Mrs Ramachari. “Even though Bahadhur is delayed, it still maintains the buzz because the Addhuri combo which had Dhruv and me is back to hit the screen. Likewise, Ajai Rao and I are coming again for the third time with Endendigu and Yash and I will be back with Ramachari. It is always a pleasure when filmmakers consider a few combinations as a hit pair and in my case it has worked with three heroes,” she says.
Currently completing the last schedule of Endendigu, Radhika is quite impressed with Imran Sardariya’s style of filmmaking. He has been a long time choreographer and has now turned a first-time director. “When I read Imran’s script, I liked the way he had penned down the story because it was a tricky subject. In fact, I asked him whether he wanted a tricky script to be his first film. When he said, ‘that’s where the challenge lies,’ his confidence caught my attention. Seventy per cent of the film has been shot in Sweden and has turned out very well. With my last schedule done now, Imran will take over the post production work,” says Radhika.
As for Ramachari, Radhika feels it is an iconic title and hopes to do justice to it. “Though I can’t reveal much about it, I can say that there is a comical tinge to the story about today’s couples,” she says.
And what does Radhika look out for? “There is no particular character as such that I dream to do, but I haven’t done a historical role. I love history and have enjoyed movies like Jodha Akbar. It is not that I am waiting, but I would be happy if I get an opportunity like that,” she says.
Every heroine gets to a stage where her personal life becomes the talk of the town. Likewise, rumours about Radhika’s marriage are currently doing the rounds. “I was mentally prepared for this the moment I decided to be an actress and I knew gossip will be a part of my life. In the end, only the work that you do that talks. People like you for who you are, the rest just dies,” says Radhika, adding, “I am not saying that the media should not write about us. They should give correct information that doesn’t mislead the audience. However, I don’t break my head over it and it would be a waste of time to invest my mind in something that is irrelevant,” she signs off.