'I am scared of horror stories'

'I am scared of horror stories'

Shuttling between movie sets could be taxing for many but actor Neha Patil is loving this phase of her life. She believes that her passion for acting is what keeps her going.  With her latest release, 'Samyuktha 2', having hit the screens on Friday,  the actor is keeping her fingers crossed.
In a candid conversation with Tini Sara Anien, she talks about the movie  and more.

 What is on your mind right now?

I am really excited  about 'Samyuktha 2'. This is a  story unlike any other and it is the first time I will be seen in a thriller movie. I am sure the audience will like the film.

 What attracted you to the project?

I am scared of horror stories. This is exactly why I knew that it would be a really challenging experience. The fear I have for such stories helped me perform realistically in the film.  

 How different was the experience?

I play the role of a medical student in the movie. Apart from the unique characterisation, the fact that I was acting with veteran actors like Devaraj sir and Sparsha Rekha ma'am was very exciting.  It was a blessing to work with them as they belong to a different league of actors. I learnt the importance of patience from Devaraj sir and Sparsha Rekha maám taught me about the nuances of varied female roles.      

How was your chemistry with Chetan Chandra?

Chetan is a very humble and hardworking person. Though he is generally
reserved, he was jovial with the technicians and kept cheering them. He would pull pranks on me sometimes by wearing scary wigs and masks and I would scream out.

How prominent is your role?

I will be seen throughout the movie and my role adds to the suspense element in 'Samyuktha 2'.    

 A role you want to work in....

I would consider myself lucky if I got a chance to work on  a character
similar to Nitya's in 'Mynaa'.

What's next?

I will soon be seen in  'Gara', directed by Murali Krishna and 'Nanagu Ninagu
Something Something' by Akash Gubbi. The shoot for both these movies are almost done. While 'Gara' is a suspense-based movie, 'Nanagu Ninagu...' has a romantic story.    

 How hard is it to shoot for different movies at the same time?

It can be really crazy to  work on different stories at the same time.  It was hard but I loved it. I am glad that I am   busy. I  hope lady luck stays with me.  

With a boom of young talent in the  industry, how do you hope to stand out?

My confidence, will to act without inhibitions and aim to keep learning,
will make me stand out. I am a dedicated person. I would even be ready to do an item number if it is relevant to the story.  

What makes for a successful movie formula?

The story matters a lot. It's only after this that the actors  and the production banner comes into the picture.

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