My role is like Vidya's in 'Lage Raho...': Sindhu

My role is like Vidya's in 'Lage Raho...': Sindhu

Sindhu Loknath

Sindhu Loknath will be soon be seen in Raj Patipati’s directorial debut  ‘Kaanadante Maayavadanu’. The film, which is set for release, will see the actress playing the role of Vandana. She is excited about her role and says that it is nothing like what she has done earlier. 

In a candid chat with Tini Sara Anien, Sindhu talks about her role and the film.

Tell us a bit about your role.

The film is a fantasy-thriller movie. My director was inspired by English animation and fantasy films and that can be seen clearly in the film. Even the romance in the film is fantasised. I play the character of Vandana, a girl who works with an NGO and works with old and underprivileged people. 

Is your character similar to Vidya Balan’s in ‘Lage Raho Munnabhai’?

Vandana is very similar to Janhavi (Vidya’s character in ‘Lage Raho Munnabhai’) but I do not play a radio jockey. The structure of the film is close to ‘Lage Raho Munnabhai’; where the hero meets the heroine in a similar manner, but the storyline is not the same.    

The shoot of the film started in 2016. What delayed the project? 

Uday (stuntman who passed away during the shoot of ‘Masthi Gudi’) was a part of the project. Demonetisation also happened around the same time and it took more than six months for the team to recover and restart shoot. Scenes where Uday is seen have been retained in the film. 

Was it challenging to play Vandana?

I am known for playing bubbly characters and have never played a very mature person. I was asked to put on weight to look mature enough. Vandana handles everything on her own and leads a very simple life. I am nothing like her. 

How was it to work with a debutant director?

It’s always refreshing to work with new people. But, most of the film’s team has worked with Yograj Bhat and Pawan Kumar earlier and is familiar to me. 

Any fun moments from the sets... 

I am a big prankster. I remember a scene where the hero was crying and the director was concentrating on his reactions and I started making faces while standing close to the hero. It is when Raj looked at the monitor to check the scene that he realised what I had been doing. 

The team loved to have me around all the time. There would be days when I didn’t have scenes to be shot but the team would ask me to drop by as they liked my energy.  

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