NOV 23, 2002

Kainaz Jussawalla

FROM holding exhibitions of her paintings to publishing poetry and trekking the Himalayas, Deepti Naval seems to have done it all. “I’m selective about my projects. My next film is ‘Freaky Chakra’; it is going to be aired at the ‘Bombay Film Festival’ this month. The role has to be one with some impact.”
You can’t miss the sparkle in her eyes each time she speaks of her varied ventures. One of the most moving ones being a book of poetry called “Silent Scream”, a collection of twenty-three poems inspired by women in a mental ward; Deepti actually stayed a few weeks in the hospital to get a feel of the place. “My poems are just my way of creating awareness, we can do so much for others.”

Recently she has also set up the ‘Vinod Pandit Charitable Trust’ after her late love Vinod, in aid of educating the girl child.

Whoever named her Deepti definitely knew what they were doing. For this light not only glows but even seems to spread to a few dark corners.