Asmita Sood: From ramp to silver screen

The actress is debuting in Kannada opposite actor Sharan

Published: 15th May 2014 04:03 PM  |   Last Updated: 15th May 2014 04:03 PM   |  A+A-

Asmita Sood, the model-turned-actress, who never thought that she will find a career other than walking on the ramp, is now in the arc lights after having bagged her second film in south. The Shimla lass, who made her silver screen debut with the Telugu film Braamigadi Katha is now stepping into Sandalwood opposite Sharan in the film 'V',  which stands for Victory. The film is directed by Nanda Kishore.

"I always looked at myself as a model and only later did I realise that I can act too. I am not in the category where I wait for everything to fall in place as I don't have a plan set. Right now I am just playing it safe. In fact I waited for about a year to get my second film in Telugu. Now I enjoy myself working in front of the camera. Characters give me a high and so I am here," said Asmita.

But she has been taking it slow and steady. "In my mind, I had set a condition before entering Kannada industry, that I will start only with a good production house. After my first Telugu film, I never got anything interesting coming my way. So when I got the offer for 'V', I was banking upon the name like Sharan, who as a hero is a big hit. Apart from that, a comedy genre with a talented actor works very well, which I take as a plus point. This will help me to make myself visible," she said.

Of course, a new industry always leads to learning new language and that is what even Asmita is trying to practice at present. "I understand it is a barrier but I am not trying to take a prompt. Instead I memorise my dialogues before I get on to the sets," she said.

With the industry relying on itself for newcomers, what with many siblings following their elders, Asmita gets irritated when she is asked whether she is related to Sonu Sood, who has made a name for himself in south. "I can't be a related to Sonu just because we have the same surname and I have clarified on this umpteen number of times," she says.

Talking about Bangalore, she said that the city is not new to her as she used to frequent the city on modelling assignments. "Now it will not be a one day affair. I will be staying here for a longer time. Usually my mother tags along where ever I am shooting. This time, I have told her to relax as I feel safe and happy here. The film crew has really made me comfortable," she said.



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