is a face that has felt pain.
Yet, the minute she flashes her 100 watt smile,
Deepti Naval becomes a person who relishes life.
The actress, who was at Natarani for the launch
of her second book of poetry Black Wind published
by MapinLit, looks stunning in a biscuit brown
salwar kameez and stole.
What is the secret
of her youthful looks? ‘I’m an incorrigible
survivor in spirit. I refuse to let life bog me
down,” says she. Multi-talented, Deepti
is into writing poetry, painting, photography
and trekking, and with equal passion. But writing
is what is closest to her heart.
Her take on cinema
today: “Indian cinema is finally dealing
with the subject of sexuality instead of running
away from it and this will help end hypocrisy
in society but there is the danger of overdoing
it,” she says.
She rues the fact
that she is best remembered as Miss Chamko of
Chashme Buddoor and her role of a young collegian
in Saath Saath. “I was not just the girl
next door. Its strange how people only recall
Miss Chamko... I have done complex roles.”
Deepti loves a
pacy, watchable film like Satya or a Dil Chahta
Hai with great music, script, editing and characterizations.
Says the intelligent
actress, “I am not an activist”. But
several social causes are close to her heart.
For instance, she manages a trust in her late
fiance’s name for the education of the girl