'Curiosity drove me to my role in 'BMW'

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'Curiosity drove me to my role in 'BMW'

It was sheer coincidence that brought Purvi Joshi into acting in Sandalwood. After her bachelors in commerce, she went on to work with an MNC, before the movie ‘Preeti Kitabu’ came her way.

There has been no looking back for this young star after that. The actor, who will be seen in upcoming movie ‘BMW’, talks to Tini Sara Anien about her journey so far.

How did movies happen?

A family friend told me to try for the role in ‘Preeti Kitabu’ and I went for the auditions. Though I had never thought of acting in movies before this, I was open to trying something new. I play the second lead in the movie, a girl from a village who has a crush on the hero. After the role, I have been lucky to bag many
projects.

Your upcoming projects include...

Two movies that will come out by March include ‘BMW’ and ‘Raja Hamsa’. While I will be playing the second lead in ‘Raja Hamsa’, I play one of the leads in ‘BMW’.

Tell us a bit about ‘BMW’ and your role in it...

The movie is a story based in college and incidents which people of that age go through, be it first bouts of romance or breakups. The story also highlights all the fun that one can experience in college. The movie is an out-and-out
comedy. It will feature Chikkana and Praveen. I play a geeky girl in the movie, who is modern in her thoughts but has a conservative lifestyle and approach to things. She’s the laughing stock of the group.

What made you accept the role?

I could relate to the movie as everyone has beautiful memories of college. There are not many movies in Kannada which revolve only around campus life. Though many might have seen geeky girls like my character Subbu (short for Subbalakshmi), I have never gone through the things that she does. Acting-wise, the role had a lot of scope. The body language and the way my character looks and behaves wasn’t that of a normal girl. Curiosity drove me to my role in ‘BMW’.

The challenges you faced...

I look like a geek and have to behave like one. I sport an oiled plait in the movie and wear only ‘salwars’ and traditional clothes. Everyone wants to look their best in front of the camera. I was apprehensive about my role in the beginning but I wanted to do things differently.

    Thankfully nowadays, people are looking more at the character portrayed than the actor who is doing the same. The biggest challenge, though, was to be in the presence of big actors like Chikkana and do justice to the role. I didn’t want to commit any mistakes and be judged for the same.

If not an actor, what would you have been?

I was always inspired by creative fields. If not an actor, I would have probably been an interior decorator or a fashion designer.

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