Sandalwood actor Krishi Thapanda has stepped out of her comfort zone for her upcoming film ‘Rupaayi’. Playing the role of a middle-class role in the film which revolves around money, she will be seen onscreen in some action sequences.
In a candid chat with Tini Sara Anien, she talks about the movie and her role.
Tell us about your role...
I play Gawri, a middle-class girl who strongly believes in love. There are five lead characters in the film and I’m the only who does not believe that money can bring happiness. The film has a beautiful love story which goes through trials and tribulations because of an ideology clash.
How has the shooting experience been?
We have been shooting at slum areas in and around Bengaluru. There are quite a few challenging scenes in the film. We started shooting in May but are on a break now as I fell sick.
Are there any challenging scenes in the film?
We have a few rope shots and fight sequences in the film. The climax and the pre-climax of the movie will show all five of us in fight scenes. Unlike in films where men are shown fighting when attacked and women are shown standing on the sides, here even my character fights back intensely. Kicking someone in a salwar is not that easy. We had an intense workshop where we practised how to do some kicks etc.
You are not someone who favours violence...
Every actor should be able to step out of their comfort zone. I am not someone who supports violence and these scenes were emotionally exhausting.
I am not trained for fight sequences and my body language was very different. But it was also exciting. Doing new things are the continuous challenges an actor faces.
Your movie ‘Kannadakkagi Ondannu Otti’ will hit the screens soon. Are you excited?
I am super-thrilled about the film. After Bigg Boss, a lot more people are interested in knowing what I can do. People had started to believe that I fit best into the girl-next-door roles and I wanted to break that. I feel glad that I explored myself as an actor in the film. I play two shades in the film, one of a mischievous engineering student and the other of a Malnad girl who adorns traditional costumes.
After Bigg Boss, people assume that you are the bubbly and socialising sorts...
I’ve been on a break for the last 10 days and I have only stepped out for three hours. I don’t answer calls or meet people when I am on a break. I like travelling alone and I love disappearing into my own zone. If it is not important I do not step out of my house. I believe that I am an introvert.