Soaring high in the South

Soaring high in the South

Actress Isha Talwar says you can’t be choosy about your films when you are a newcomer to the industry. The actress was recently in the City for a fashion show where she walked the ramp for designers Alpa and Reena.

She says, “They are my friends and are really sweet people. They style my dresses for many events and I’m really happy they asked me to do this.”

Also a dancer, Isha loves acting and doesn’t see herself doing anything else. The versatile actress has tested the waters in Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu cinema and hopes to venture into other languages. “I took up acting classes and did a lot of deliberation before I decided to become an actress.” She adds that the more films you have to your credit, the more experience and understanding you get.

According to her, along with the hard work and dedication that comes with the job, luck plays a part too. “It’s a luck thing a lot of the times and there is a lot of risk involved. So it is a good combination of hard work and luck.”

With a successful career in films now, she also speaks about her journey so far. “It has been really tough because I’ve had to compete with 500 to 600 people in each audition, and have been to almost 40 to 50 auditions. And looking good is not an easy job,” she says.

When asked if she has ever felt pressurised to follow trends, she says one should never worry too much because there are too many expectations to live up to. “At some point, you realise you can’t live up to everyone’s expectations,” she sums up.

The actress who got her big break with Thattathin Marayathu, which was one of the top five Malayalam movies of 2012, says, “Being a newcomer, you don’t have a choice. You just have to go with the flow and can’t be choosy.”

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