'I didn't enter this field for the limelight'

'I didn't enter this field for the limelight'

Samyukta Hornad, who rose to fame soon with her debut film Lifeu Ishtene opposite Diganth, will be seen in Prakash Raj’s upcoming film Oggarane.

The film, which is a trilingual, will also feature the director himself, as well as Tamil actresses Sneha and Urvashi and Telugu actor Tejas.

Samyukta has signed this project two years after her debut and says that she had to take the break to complete her studies.

 “When I had worked in Lifeu Ishtene, I was still in my second year of college and I wanted to complete my graduation before I signed anything new. I did get a lot of offers but I wanted to wait for a really good script.

As I come from a family of actors, there is a lot of responsibility on my shoulders to do good cinema. I didn’t enter this field for the limelight or the money but for the passion of acting in good movies.

So I didn’t really mind waiting for that. If I get a script that I believe in and am confident about, I wouldn’t waste time any time in signing it,” she adds.

 Samyukta, who considers Oggarane a dream come true, says, “After Lifeu Ishtene, I did consider a lot of scripts, but nothing appealed to me.

I agreed to do Oggarane not just because of the script, but because of the people I will be working with. If I had to a pick a dream team, this would be it. I’m lucky to have got it on a platter.”

When she signed on the dotted line, Samyukta came on the sets thinking this would be a great learning experience. “And it proved to be more than that. Of course, I was a bundle of nerves just thinking of facing all these people. But once I got over it, I started enjoying the entire process of film-making. Having shot for ten days, I feel like I am reading a book,” she says.

Speaking about the film, Samyukta reveals, “I play a very confident and bold girl. She’s the kind of girl who is not diplomatic and can even beat up boys. I connected with the role easily because I don’t hesitate to speak my mind, just like my character. The movie is a comedy but narrated in a beautiful way.”

However, the film did require the actress to prepare for her role. “I’ve lost some weight and have also been going for Telugu and Tamil lessons as the film will be shot in Kannada, Tamil and Telugu,” she says.

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