'I want to work each day of my life'

'I want to work each day of my life'

'I want to work each day of my life'

Actor Samyukta Hornad sounds really sure about what she wants to do in her career and is very particular about the kind of work she wants to be known for. This is precisely why you don’t see the actor working on random projects. She has wrapped up the shooting for ‘Dayavittu Gamanisi’ which is ready for release.

Samyukta is presently shooting for ‘Arshidavarga’ where she plays one of the five characters in the film. Another one of her Kannada films, ‘Marikondavaru’, is also set for release. The actor, who has bagged a Tamil and a Telugu project, says that every project has offered her something different to work on. In an interview with Nina C George, Samyukta talks about her choice of projects and her foray into the Telugu film industry.

What is different about ‘Dayavittu Gamanisi’?
I play the character of an ambitious IT professional who has a mind of her own. She is the carefree kinds who rides a bike, smokes on screen and also believes in doing what she thinks is good for her. But there’s also another side to her. It’s a good contrast.

What drew you to ‘Arshidavarga’?
The story is written around the six sins and has five characters in it. I play one of the five characters. Every character has a dark side to it and I too have two shades to my role.
Tell us more about your character.

I play an actor who battles insecurities. She always runs away from problems and is caught between understanding reality and what she really wants. Every actor in this project has the liberty to improvise and make their contribution.

You also have a significant role in award-winning film ‘Marikondavaru’. Tell us about it.
I was impressed by the strong characterisation and the gripping narrative of ‘Marikondavaru’. I play a married woman who is having an extra-marital affair. There’s less conversation and importance has been given to expressions. 

Is it a conscious decision to work on multi-starrers ?
Not really, but my co-stars are so good that it is indeed a challenge to match up to their performance levels. And I learn a lot in the process.

Your thoughts on debuting in the Telugu film industry?
I play a Bengaluru girl in the film. She is strong, independent and has a mind of her own.
I decided to work on this project because it’s a substantial role and is being produced by a big banner.
Do you find your pace too hectic?
Not at all. I want to work each day of my life and never rest.   

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