'I wanted to get into a regular job'

'I wanted to get into a regular job'

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'I wanted to get into a regular job'

The sound of ‘lights’, ‘camera’, ‘action’ excites actor Aditi Prabhudeva no end. She worked in Kannada serials ‘Gundayana Hendti’ and ‘NaagaKannike’ before she decided to plunge into films.

She feels that it is natural for any television actor to switch to the big screen after a while. Her latest release, ‘Dhairyam’, opposite Ajay Rao has given her the opportunity to explore her skills on a larger frame.

The actor, who watched the movie with her fans, says that she is overwhelmed with the response.

In an interview with Nina C George, Aditi talks about the experience of working in ‘Dhairyam’.

 How did you foray into acting?

I don’t have any background in films and no godfather to guide me. I completed my education and wanted to get into a regular job. But when my friends and family told me that I had a demeanour perfect for films, I brushed it aside at first, but when I began to repeatedly hear it, I decided to audition for the serial ‘Gundayana Hendti’. 
It became a huge success. I haven’t looked back since.

 Was it is easy to move from television to the big screen?

I don’t find too much of a difference between the two. In films, we get a lot of time to shoot a particular scene which makes the scene truly special but in television, we shoot seven to eight scenes a day and the working hours are really long.

 What’s your character in ‘Dhairyam’?

I play a college-goer who is loud and her actions are exaggerated. She also gets into trouble because she doesn’t sugarcoat her words. She speaks her mind all the time. There’s never a dull moment when she’s around. I play Ajay Rao’s love interest in the film.

 Did you watch the movie?

Yes, I watched the first day, first show with the audience and I was really moved by the warm response from them. This is my first appearance on the big screen. It was heartening to watch people in the audience cheer for me every time I appeared on screen.

 What does acting mean to you?

There’s a lot of thought and analysis that goes into each of my roles. But today, you put me in just about any medium and I can pull it off because acting is my passion.

 Your biggest support system...

My parents. They have stood by me in all the decisions that I have taken so far.

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