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'I am open to all kinds of cinema'

Last Updated : 23 August 2013, 13:00 IST
Last Updated : 23 August 2013, 13:00 IST

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Bangalore girl Rajshri Ponnappa has certainly made her mark in Malayalam and Tamil films and now she is looking forward to her debut in Kannada film industry as well. The actress, who has finally caught the attention of Sandalwood film-makers, says that her heart will always be in Kannada films as her roots are here. Why the delay? “It’s not like I delayed it on purpose. I was supposed to start a few projects but due to date issues, it didn’t work out for me. And soon I got two wonderful offers and they fell in place,” Rajshri tells Metrolife.

Having completed shooting for Nagabharna’s Vasundhara, Rajshri will be seen playing the role of a journalist, a role which she says is very close to her heart. “I feel so lucky to have got women-oriented roles. I have nothing against the masala films but it’s just that in women-oriented films there is more scope to perform. Even in Vasundhara the subject is really interesting and there is immense scope for my character to perform,” she adds.

Since the team behind the movie was talented, Rajshri was comfortable while preparing for the character. “But what also helped me was my mass communication background and my internships. I had seen how a journalist’s life is like. How hard it is for them to push their stories through and fight for what they believe in and how many times one doesn’t always get to write what one likes. This really helped me get into the skin of the character,” says Rajshri, who plays a gutsy reporter, who takes a stand for what she believes in.

Ask her about one memorable moment during the shoot of the film and Rajshri says that it would have to be the climax scene. “The climax is a very crucial one as it is my character that will bring in the twist in the story. The scene involves me rushing to the court on a bike. There was such a rush with cameras all over the building rooftops and few chasing alongside me while I was riding. It was the first time I have ever shot for a scene like that and it was very exciting,” she adds.

Having done just ‘serious’ roles, Rajshri says that she isn’t fearful of being typecast in the industry. “For an actor, there has to be creative satisfaction. Without that you will feel empty. I am happy with the kind of roles that I am doing right now. But I am open to all kinds of cinema and try out new things,” she sums up.

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Published 23 August 2013, 12:58 IST

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