Actor Roshni Prakash was first noticed by Kannada movie goers for her role in 'Ajaraamara' where she played an independent young girl. 'Tiger Galli' soon followed suit. She is now a part of 'Kavalu Daari' where she is cast opposite Rishi. As the shooting progresses, Roshni takes time off her busy schedule to chat with Tini Sara Anien about her role and more.
You've been in the industry for one year. How do you feel?
I feel blessed that I've been able to do varied roles in such a short time. I came to this industry with a blank mind. I initially believed that I was supposed to act exactly like the director told me to. But now I know that I can give my own inputs and should develop my own style. The learning process has been quite eventful. I have learnt to be myself.
Is homework important for every role?
I always do intense homework for my roles. I do not believe in reaching the sets and slipping into the character. I take extra effort to learn the lines and emote accordingly. I watch a lot of movies and I am often able to recall performances from other films when the director asks me to act in a certain way, and that helps me a lot. I am a keen observer.
Did you find it difficult to depict any particular emotion initially?
When I was a fresher, I found it difficult to do romantic scenes. I strongly believe that one should truly feel the emotion to be able to depict it on screen.
What is your role in 'Kavalu Daari'?
I play a dignified woman who takes care of her father and is very responsible. How she pushes herself beyond her limits is one of the aspects explored in the project.
What attracted you to the project?
There were many factors. The fact that Hemanth Rao of 'Godhi Banna Sadharana Mykattu' is directing the film and it is being directed by Puneeth Rajkumar's production house drew me to it. I felt positive vibes when I heard the script and I instantly agreed.
Any particular kind of roles you want to be seen in?
I just want to keep doing films that challenge me as an artiste. Even if my role is minimal, I want to do justice to it. There is no point of being on screen without leaving an impact on the audience. I want the audience to remember me.
Given a chance, which directors would you like to work with?
I feel lucky that I am already working with Hemanth sir. There are a lot of new age directors with a very experimental approach. I would like to work with directors like Rakshit Shetty.
The industry is changing. Are you excited to be a part of it?
I couldn't have been more excited. When I was thinking about an entry into Sandalwood, there were many who warned me about female actors not getting much appreciation here. But that has changed drastically in the past few years. There are a lot of films with female-centric subjects and strong plots now.