'No blink-and-miss roles for me'

'No blink-and-miss roles for me'

Frank: Nethra Raghuraman  DH Photo by Shivakumar B H

I love adventure. I would rather jump a wall than walk out of a gate.”
This is what Nethra Raghuraman had to say when asked about her television stint. Adventure sports has always been on her agenda.

But adventure for her doesn’t translate into falling off buildings.
Nethra, who was in the City recently to audition for a show, said she found many young people admitting that they had done absurd things to prove that they were daring.
But what is a model doing in a show like this? Is she there only for the glam quotient? “Well, by nature, I’m a go-getter. I have that urge in me that I should do it now! So that's why I guess I’m here. When I was offered it, I didn’t ask for any details, I just said yes.  They could have taken an Army man to host it, which they didn’t. So there must be something about me, right?” gushed Nethra. About glamourising the show, she said “why not.”

Are movies on her priority list? “Frankly, to act in movies, you have to continuously keep meeting people and have to remind them that you’re around. There are so many movies being made and I also see a lot of opportunity to act,” she said. “I have a movie offer which didn’t take off last year, so I’m waiting for that. I also got another offer, quite an interesting one, a psychological thriller. So I’m looking forward to act in that,” she added.
She claims that this is the reason she hasn’t acted in any South Indian films, although Tamil is her mother tongue.

“I don’t want to do item songs, blink-and-miss roles or cameos as they call them. There should be some substance in the role. So I‘ll wait for it,” Nethra said. As for modelling, has it taken a backseat? “No way, modelling is my job. Whatever happens I will be a model first,” Nethra emphasises.

But we haven’t seen her on the ramp lately. “All the modelling offers I got were clashing with the dates of this show. You have to prioritise at some point, so here I am,” she said signing off.

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