March 8, 2007
Vedika made her debut as a heroine with a bilingual film Sivakasi. Her second film Muni is all set for a release on March 9. Idlebrain.com met her recently at Hotel Golkonda where she checked-in. Excerpts from a chit-chat:
Tell us about yourself?
I am a Kannadiga in Mumbai. I am equipped with graduation and post graduation in M Sc (Marketing) from London and always have creative orientation. I am professionally trained in Bharata Natyam, Kathak and Jazz since my childhood..
How did you step in to tinsel world?
I earlier worked for a music video in Hindi and also acted in commercials like Ayur and Sun Feast (with Surya). That is how I got instant recognition. Arjun signed me for Siva Kasi and I was seen in traditional attire in that film.
Tell us about your character in Muni?
I am donning the role of a Priya who is a sensible girl. She appears both in Indian and westerns dresses in this film. We have great dance numbers with incredible movements. I feel great to work with such a renowned choreographer like Lawrence.
What are your other projects in hand?
I am doing a Tamil film titled Sakkara Kathi (Sugar Candy) produced by. Kalaipuli Thanu. K Shantanu Bhagyaraj, son of Bhagyaraj is the hero. A R Rehman is scoring music. It really is a big venture.
What are your dream roles?
I want to do performance oriented roles and would like to be known as a versatile actress. I don’t want to do typecast roles.
How is it like working in South films?
I am basically a Kannadiga and this made my job of learning Telugu easy. It is fun working for South Indian films.
Who is your role model?
Sridevi. She is ultimate actress with both glamour coupled with and talent and could successfully rule film industry for years.
What are your hobbies?
I love playing basket ball and badminton. I love working out at gym.
What are your favorite films?
I love comedy flicks. My all time favorite is Dumb and Dumber.
Do you have a valentine?
I don’t have any valentine in my life. For me work tops the agenda.
You did masters in marketing and you are working as an actress. How important is education to your career?
Education helped me a lot. That helped me to mingle with different people across the world. I am articulate, confident and independent. Moreover I learnt cooking and doing other domestic chores on my own.
What would you have been if not become an actress?
I would have started a restaurant of my own.
Do you want to say anything to the visitors of idlebrain.com?
Muni is an interesting film. Go and watch it!
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