'I like to stick to my commitments'

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'I like to stick to my commitments'

Actor Sangeetha Bhat who was recently seen in ‘Dayavittu Gamanisi’ believes that every day offers an opportunity to learn something new. She is revelling in the positive reviews that the movie has fetched. In an interview with Tini Sara Anien, the actor talks about the world of acting.

This has been an eventful year for you. How do you feel?
I feel blessed. I got the chance to be in two varied projects and work with two amazingly talented directors, which was a great experience. Both the movies, ‘Eradane Sala’ and ‘Dayavittu Gamanisi’ were different journeys.

Your thoughts on anthology movies.
Like in every movie, the fear of how the scene would be divided was a worry. Whether I have chosen a good role or not is a constant worry. Anthology movies are an exciting trend.

What is the feedback you’ve been receiving? Were you expecting such a response?
I’ve been appreciated for my subtle acting and was told by many that I was looking beautiful. I have to be honest, I was expecting a good response. Even before the release of the movie, the song ‘Marete Hodenu’ got a terrific response.

What’s next?
I’m acting in an untitled project with Chiranjeevi Sarja. The movie is directed by K M Chaitanya and I’m looking forward to working with him. We had worked for a calendar shoot in the past and it was a good experience. My role is of a mother of a five-year old daughter and the whole story revolves around them. There is another project called ‘Anukta’, which is a murder-mystery-thriller.

Define yourself as an actor.
I am a director’s actor and also an improv one.

What do you look for in a role?
Actors always look for enough screen space.

Have you ever felt confused about taking up a role?
Yes! But I like to stick to my commitments. I always feel that I am answerable to myself first.

Have you ever regretted not accepting a role?
Thankfully no! Due to non-availability of dates, I have had to say no to certain projects but when they finally released, I was relieved that I didn’t take them up. Lady luck has stood by me.

What does acting mean to you?
Acting is like breathing for me. The moment I am awake, I can only think about getting in front of the camera. If I haven’t faced the camera for a couple days, I become really restless.

Have you ever faced negative comments?
There have been many. I just tell myself that I will continue to act.

According to you, what makes a good actor?
Being diplomatic is very important.

Do good reviews matter more to you or numbers at the box office?
Definitely reviews. It’s the word of mouth and the personal connect with a project which helps make it bigger.

When off the sets, what do you do?
I will be at home and spending time with my family. I practise zumba and just relax.

Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?
I want to be an actor forever.

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