Metrolife: Sangeetha Bhat wants to try action films

There is some exciting news for fans of Sandalwood actor Sangeetha Bhat. Though she might have last been seen onscreen in ‘Dayavittu Gamanisi’ in 2017, she has finished shooting for a couple of Kannada films and is positive that 2018 will be a gamechanger for her.

How many projects do you have in your kitty?

I have finished shooting for ‘Anukta’ by Ashwath Samuel, an untitled movie by Venugopal and ‘Kismat’ by Vijay Raghavendra. The song sequences for ‘Alidu Ulidavaru’ by Arvind Shastry are yet to be shot. I believe that I will be able to prove myself with each of these films. 

Tell us about your films.

I play a cop’s wife who is depressed in the suspense-thriller ‘Anukta’. ‘Alidu Ulidavaru’ is also a suspense-thriller. There is an untitled project which is a murder-mystery. The fourth one is ‘Kismat’, the remake of the blockbuster Malayalam film ‘Neram’.

Do you feel you will be typecast because of your choice in thriller movies?

Each of my roles is distinct from each other. Though the genre might be the same, each story is narrated and written differently. I play varied characters in all of them. I am sure I will be able to prove my mettle with the variety of roles.  

Do you feel you have been forgotten?

I don’t think so. There was a time when I would have preferred back-to-back releases but I have matured as an actor. Even if I am doing just one film per year, I want it to be a good one. I don’t care about the number of films releasing now. 

Are you nervous about the number of newcomers in the industry?

I believe that all actors have different roles to play. There is something for everyone here and there is so much to experiment. I was always offered girl-next-door roles earlier but things have changed now. I believe that there is space for all forms of talent in Sandalwood.

What are the different challenges an actor faces?

Though there is a lot of competition in the industry, I believe that I am my biggest competition. An actor should always be ready to learn and unlearn things. She or he should always be open to new things. Working with new actors and directors can be quite a challenge, but an actor needs to be adaptable.  

A genre that you want to explore.

I definitely want to try action films. I would love to play a cop. I had a fight sequence in ‘Alidu Ulidavaru’ and I realised my capacities when I did the scenes. 

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