On the present movie scenario and her passion for writing
Apart from films, you
have also delved into poetry and painting. What
medium gives you the maximum creative satisfaction?
All three are different forms of art. They are
all about enacting from personal experiences.
When you want to say something or express yourself,
you writer or you paint. However acting is slightly
different because it is a director’s medium.
I do use my emotions but I am trying to tell something
which the director of the film wants me to say.
So for me, writing is a very personal experience.
I really love writing and have been writing since
What are your ideas on
crossover cinema? How do you react to the present
Crossover films are a wonderful
genre of Indian cinema. Especially since it deals
with Indians living abroad who are torn between
two cultures. A lot can be explored through this
genre. I have mixed feelings about the present
movie scenario. Though I like the go-getter, focused
spirit of today’s young actors, I also feel
that films with more substance should be made.
Many actors feel only
mainstream and not parallel cinema, can bring
about social or political change. Do you agree?
Yes, I do agree with this because
of the very simple fact that parallel cinema can
never match the exposure that mainstream cinema
gets. Although my inclination has always been
towards parallel cinema, I strongly feel that
a commercial film has a far wider reach. But these
days we have movies that are a combination of
both, commercial and parallel cinema. We can’t
really segregate them into an art or a commercial
film. I feel this is a very progressive change.
Any particular role that
you would want to portray in films now?
Nothing particular, but I am
ready to play any role that has enough meat to
bite my teeth into. I am not jumping in for any
Times News Network