'Acting is like gambling'

'Acting is like gambling'

Actor Kavya Shetty doesn't believe in going with a plan. She prefers to go with the flow and take things as they come. This approach, she feels, leaves no room for disappointment. While her latest release, '3 Gante 30 dina 30 seconds' saw her essay the character of a rich, spoilt brat who owns a television channel, her next film 'Samhara' will see her slip into the role of a journalist. She feels both these projects have given her a chance to go beyond the mundane and explore new territories. In an interview with Nina C George, Kavya, talks about her upcoming project, her love travelling and more.

What's your role in 'Samhara'?

I play a journalist and the character is quite like how I am in real life. I am called Jaanu and I play a fun-loving, quirky and stylish girl.

How does your role complement Chiranjeevi's character?

We are both childhood friends and there's a love angle to it as we grow up. Chiranjeevi and I have a lot of scenes together. I am with him at every step.

Any plans to act in other languages?

I've been so busy in Kannada films that I have had no time to explore other languages. Language is not a barrier for me. I always felt acting in other industries such as Tamil and Telugu gives one a good exposure into the technical aspects of filmmaking.

What do you do when you are not acting?

I love travelling. I spent my Christmas and New Year in Scotland and Dublin, respectively. I take off every six months and every trip is refreshing, because it offers an insight into the life, food habits and culture of the place that I am visiting.

Were your parents supportive of your decision to become an actor?

Yes they are. I wouldn't have been able to come this far without the support from my parents. There are ups and downs but if your parents are with you then nothing is too tough to handle.

Was it easy for you to move from a regular job to films?

There are a few people who complete their education and work in their specialised field for a while and then switch to something that they love doing. There are still others who strike a balance between their profession and passion. But I chose to follow my heart.

Do you believe in going with a plan?

I never plan too much in advance. There are a few things that I have on my wishlist, such as the places that I want to visit, but there are a lot of things that I can't plan because if things don't go the way I've planned it then there's room for disappointment.

How do you tide over disappointments?

Acting is like gambling. You can never predict what works for you and what doesn't. So, I don't get stuck in negativity and move on.

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