'I want to break all stereotypes'

'I want to break all stereotypes'

Actor Krishi Thapanda is excited that the audience will get to see a different facet of hers in the upcoming movie ‘Kannadakkaggi OndannuOtti’. The movie is directed by Kushal Gowda.
    
In a candid chat with Tini Sara Anien, the actor talks about her role and her journey in Sandalwood.

What is unique about this project?
I will be seen in a traditional role which will come as a surprise to many. My look and the contrasting characters will be a treat for everyone. I like to play roles that are not like me. The two halves in the movie are different yet strung together beautifully.

Did you have to face any challenges during the shoot?
The movie’s second half was shot at Charmadi Ghat and the team had to shoot on  a mountain. Since there were no clear cut roads, vehicles couldn’t go up there. And once we reached there, we couldn’t come down for anything until the shoot was over.

The kind of roles that you want to do...
I want to do movies that keep pushing me out of my comfort zone and test my skills as an actor. I want to break all stereotypes and keep doing unique scripts. I would like to be like Vidya Balan and do movies like ‘Kahaani’.

Your favourite actors in the industry...
I have a lot of friends in the industry like Vasishta, Prajwal, PanagaBharana and Diganth. I cherish my bond with many people but I do not have favourites. I am a fan of the characters rather than the performers.

How has Sandalwood changed you?
I have transformed as an actor. I have learnt a lot of things about myself, be it the body language or emoting. Initially I would just follow the director’s instructions but now, I know how to improvise. I feel confident enough to give suggestions to the director.

If not an actor, what would you have been?
I was working with an MNC before movies happened. I would have probably continued that job. I had no goals earlier.

One thing you would change about yourself...
Nothing! I’m perfect the way I am.

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