April 20, 2007
With Telugu film industry facing the dearth for heroines, Tollywood filmmakers are heading towards Northern India to attract beautiful girls. Vishakha Singh is one latest import. She is making her debut with Gnaapakam which is slated for a release on April 21. Excerpts from a tête-à-tête with this bubbly girl -
I am Rajput (from the lineage of Prithvi Raj Chauhan) hailing from UP . I was born and brought up in Abu Dhabi and completed my schooling there. I finished my intermediate and graduation in Delhi before moving to Mumbai and acted in ad commercials like Sunsilk, D'mas Jewelry, Medimix, Motorola Motophone etc. Then I got offers in a couple of Hindi flicks, which are due for the release in the months of June/July. Gnapakam is my first film.
Tell us about Gnapakam?
It is a love story that happens in an educational institute abroad, between a young Indian couple. I am playing the role of a Tamil girl called Sarangi. Srinu (hero) comes from India and it is a sweet innocent love story. The film is about how superstitions get in way of rational thinking and how the couple overcomes those problems with the support of their families.
How did you land up in films?
I acted and directed lots of stage plays during my school days and always wanted to make career out of something I really love doing. That passion drove me in to films.
You worked in both Telugu and Hindi film industry. What differences did you observe?
Telugu film industry is lot more professional and efficient. However, performing for dance numbers in Telugu films is a difficult task.
What are your hobbies?
I love traveling. I also like reading and music.
What is your favorite holiday spot?
Luxor (Egypt) and Riviera (France). I had never been there. I would love to go to these places.
My all time favorite is Sholay. I like Black, Gangster and Eklavya in the recent times.
My all time favorite is Amitabh Bachchan. He is also from UP! I love Amir Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Saif Ali Khan and Rani Mukherjee.
If you were not an actress, what profession you would have preferred?
I would love to be a kindergarten teacher.
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