'I am craving to do stronger roles'
Actor Shanvi Srivastava has a small but an important role to play in 'Mufti' in which she is paired opposite SriiMurali. She didn't want to let go off the project because it has given her the opportunity to work with some of the biggest names in the Sandalwood industry. The actor plays the character of an aspiring director in the film. She has signed another project opposite Rakshit Shetty and is listening to a couple of more scripts. In an interview with Nina C George, Shanvi shares her experience of working in 'Mufti'.
What is your role in the movie?
I play the character of a budding film director. I can say that my role provides comic relief to an otherwise heavy script.
What did you like about your role?
I portray the role of a small-town girl who aspires to get noticed through her work. She's egoistic and expects everybody to toe her line. I found the confidence and boldness of the character pretty interesting.
You have a few comedy scenes with Chikkanna and Sadhu Kokila? How was that experience?
I have acted with Chikkanna earlier in 'Masterpiece'. I find him to be a very spontaneous actor. Sadhu sir is no less and has the perfect timing when it comes to comedy. I am always in awe of Chikkanna and Sadhu because they carry out a lot of improvisations when it comes to comedy. I am fascinated with the way they perform their respective roles.
On working with SriiMurali...
I play the love interest of SriiMurali. The concept of love and romance has been dealt with in a different way. It is clean and I am sure people will like the way the two of us have been portrayed together.
How do you cope with pressure?
I am an emotional person and get upset over silly things. But I make sure that I snap out of any negativity as soon as possible and don't get stuck in it for too long.
Has anything changed after the release of 'Tarak'? I was hoping that the scripts would change after 'Tarak'. But I haven't come across anything interesting and worth signing. I am craving to do stronger roles and work on characters that I feel proud about.
What's in the pipeline?
My next project is called 'Avane Srimannarayana' where I will be seen with Rakshit Shetty. It is a beautiful script. I know that I can blindly trust the script which has Rakshit in it because he intelligently chooses his projects.