Actor Radhika Chetan is all geared up for the new year. After winding up the shoot of films 'Asatoma Sadgamaya' and 'Hottegaagi Genu Battegaagi', she is currently busy with 'Chase'. The actor believes that 2018 will be a good year for her.
In a candid conversation with Tini Sara Anien, she talks about her plans for the coming year.
What are your expectations from 2018?
I will be busier. I also hope there will be many positive changes in the coming year.
What are you busy with at the moment?
I have three releases next year. I am shooting for the thriller movie called 'Chase'. The post-production work for 'Asatoma Sadgamaya' and 'Hottegaagi Genu Battegaagi' is going on and they should hot the screens by first half of 2018. I have my fingers crossed!
Any genre that you want to experiment with in 2018?
I want to do comedy. It is a difficult genre to work in and the timing matters a lot. If one doesn't get that right, the joke will fall flat. It is difficult to make someone laugh. I also want to do a romantic musical like 'Dil To Pagal Hai'. I want to keep working in different genres, especially non-thriller ones.
Do you have any New Year resolutions?
I never used to make any till now. But I have a few things in mind for 2018. I want to pen down my thoughts and plan things better. I want to be more organised. I would like to travel more, especially with my parents. In 2017, I learnt how to ride a bike and swim. I want to learn horse-riding this year. Dancing more is also on my list.
Is January 1 important to you or is it just another day?
It's a big day for me. I believe that the first day of the year defines how my year ahead will be. I want to kickstart the year on a positive note. I feel everyday is a new opportunity. But January 1 is a good reminder of how I want the rest of the year to be.
How do you see the industry shaping up in 2018?
The industry has changed a lot. The year ahead will see more quality films. I also hope that a lot more people will watch Kannada films.
Has Sandalwood changed from when you came into the industry?
There are a lot of positive waves now. I see a lot of scope for acting in the projects nowadays.
Are you content with your work?
I am happy but I want to do a lot more. I don't want to settle. I want to keep working with different directors and actors in the industry.
What can easily make you smile?
A beautiful song and the sound of water.