'It's easy to get pretentious'

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'It's easy to get pretentious'

As soon as Ragini Dwivedi stepped into the industry, the entire Kannada film fraternity sat up and took notice. Despite being a newcomer in the film fraternity, she swept the industry with blockbusters like Veera Madakari, Kempe Gowda and ‘Ragini IPS’.

Despite the gossip that surrounds her in the glamour world, Ragini tells Metrolife that she manages to keep positive and continue her work because she is grounded, true to her values and will never compromise on candor, honesty and simplicity.

 “It’s very easy to get pretentious in the cinema industry but I am just here to do my job and not impress anyone.”When asked what her next projects are, she says, “There are a lot of things.” With ‘Namaste Madam, Basavanna and Amma in her kitty after the hit cop thriller ‘Ragini IPS’, the actress sure is keeping busy. She assures that each of her movies are different. While Amma is a biopic and a bilingual, in Basavanna, she plays a character with several shades. She describes the movie as fun-filled and entertaining.

Ragini has even become fluent in Telugu and Tamil and is now slowly learning Malayalam too. “Our films are driven by the roles of each actor as well as the script. In fact, Bollywood is influenced by the South Indian cinema in terms of scripts, colours
and graphics which is a good trend.”

A strong, independent South Indian actress with a well-built personality, she says that hailing from an army background, the conduct and discipline she was brought up with have reflected in every walk of her life.

She views the industry as a growing one for youngsters and feels that a lot of avenues and opportunities are opening up for them. “It’s good that the industry is giving an opportunity to a lot of fresh faces and talent and bringing in new scripts. However, those entering should be original, creative and not get bogged down by comparisons.” 

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