February 26, 2008
Kaveri Jha - an air hostess by profession - is the budding actress now. She is making her debut as heroine in Telugu film industry with Nagaram film. Idlebrain.com caught up with this talkative girl for an exclusive interview. Here are the excerpts -
Tell us about your background?
I am born in Bihar. My father is a government employee. Hence he used to get transferred frequently and we used to change cities a lot. Right now we are based in Mumbai. I am working as an air hostess in Air India. I participated in Miss India 2005 and was adjusted as the viewer’s choice. Then I started modeling and did music videos too. I hosted a TV show along with Sajid Khan. Then I signed a Hindi movie titled ‘Hijack’ with Shiny Ahuja as hero. My second film is Nagaram. I also have a couple more projects lined up.
How did you land up in Nagaram?
They have seen my photographs and called me for an audition. They did a photo shoot with Srikanth before signing me up.
Are your acting assignments disturbing your job of air hostess?
Air India allowed me to do modeling and acting in films. They are very cooperative.
Air India airhostesses are known to be over aged. How did you land up there?
That is a huge misconception. Air India is a Government of India enterprise. Like any Government company, Air India too let their air hostesses to stay in job till they are 58 years old. There is a reservation system in job selection. But they are also recruiting new air hostesses in open category. That is how I landed up in there.
Air India allows you to travel places faraway. What is your favorite overseas destination?
New York. I think it is the most liveliest city on the earth. When you are in New York, you don’t need any company. I love to be alone when I am in NY. I also feel that Paris and Frankfurt are the most beautiful cities.
Don’t you think both your jobs have different perspectives. Being an air hostess, you have to be hospitable by greeting everybody in person. Where as an actress, you may have to avoid people meeting you?
It’s good to be like that. I get to know the both sides of the coin.
How is the paycheck of Air India?
Air India pays well for the staff who go on international routes. I get a fat paycheck.
Which profession do you prefer among air hostess and actor?
Both are my dream jobs. But I prefer acting over air hostess job.
What advantages you see as an actress?
Being an actor, one can live many characters and at the same time you can be yourself.
How do you take care of your glamour?
I do regular workouts. I eat fresh and healthy food.
Are you up for exposing?
If the script and scene in the film demand exposing, I don’t mind. I feel that glamour is there in a person. But not in the cloths we wear. Either we are glamorous or not. A girl can look sexy by wearing a saree too.
How is it like working with Srikanth?
I learnt a lot from Srikanth. He helped me by giving lots of tips on acting. He made me comfortable and took care of all my needs.
Tell us about your character in Nagaram film?
I am doing the role of college girl who is doing Ph.D. Her Ph.D subject is mafia. Srikanth plays the role of a Rowdy. She believed in love and working for the society. She thinks that all criminals get into that profession due to some wrong perception in the wrong time. She has no problem in falling in love with a rowdy.
What about the producers of Nagaram?
They are excellent. We are like a family. They give due respect to me and spared time for me to get used to the film industry.
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