'To quit acting is a brave step'

Last Updated 26 December 2010, 12:33 IST
'To quit acting is a brave step'

The year 2010 has been one of the best for Ragini Dwivedi.

Not only has the actress seen two reasonable hits, worked with some of the best in the industry but was also chosen as one of the actresses to represent Kannada film
industry at the recent Rajyotsava celebrations held in Singapore.

 Ragini describes her stay in Singapore as a memorable and an overwhelming one.

“It’s amazing to see how the Kannada film industry is progressing. There were so many people  there who knew us and our work. It made me feel that we should actually go around the globe to make people aware about Kannada cinema,” Ragini tells Metrolife.

About rumours that Sudeep, her first co-star in Veera Madakari and also her favourite star, will leave acting to concentrate on direction, Ragini says, “To quit acting and move into direction is a brave step and a personal
decision. But I feel that it will be a loss to the Kannada film industry.”

 Ragini is acting with Sudeep in Kempegowda. She describes Sudeep as a hard-working actor and a taskmaster when it comes to direction.

“Working in Kempegowda is like coming back home to family. I share a great rapport with Sudeep which works well for us in the film,” she says.

Meanwhile, Ragini is busy promoting her latest release Nayaka.

“The character that I am playing in the movie is just like me. She is loveable but at the same time if someone is bad to her, she is not the type who will take things lying down,” she explains.

The movie has a lot of action and adventure, a genre, she had been wanting to do for a  long time.

“Action is something I have been toying with for a while now. When I signed Nayaka, I felt that I had finally got a chance to change my image and try something new.

Though I don’t have many ‘action’ scenes in this film it is a beginning and hopefully, someday people will get to see me in an out-an-out action flick,” she sums up.

(Published 26 December 2010, 12:23 IST)

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