“Ctrl Alt Del- Youtube series “ star who is also a dancer and a model speaks about her journey
I did my schooling in Chennai, college from kalakshetra specialising in dance. And I have been in the modeling industry for over a year. My first show was with Sunil and that’s how I started. Since I was a kalakshetra student exploring modeling was not easy as they are very strict about all these. I have worked with for choreographers, also walked for fashion week other than that I did a web series with Put Chutney called Ctrl Alt Del.
I always wanted to become a dancer, this has been there ever since my childhood. Since my father is from the very conservative background he did not want me to study dance, but he did agree for music. Luckily I got an opportunity to join kalakshetra.
It is good and bad in its own way. Good because, as a dancer, expression comes very naturally. Apart from that, I did not have to work on grooming because being a model you always need some drama quotient, which I got from dancing. These were the few that helped me in good ways. I wouldn’t say badly, but there are few flaws. Subtle expression was one of them, your eyes and hand movements they don’t want much of it, even on the ramp you have to be subtle.
I have been getting audition calls, and I did for few audition, but I want my launch to be good. So, I see into whether the direction or the production team has any recognition. There is a good director who told me ‘do not work for it, don’t try to imitate anyone, watch a lot of movies get to understand the character, but do not work for it if you do you lose your originality’. I try observing, even when I go for coffee I obverse people. For example, if I have to act like a beggar I should know how a beggar in real life is.
“I try observing, even when I go for coffee I obverse people. For example, if I have to act like a beggar I should know how a beggar in real life is.”
My dancer friends are happy to see me on TV. Some of the friend’s reaction was the girl who used to sit next to us in class is on TV now. I have few friends in the modeling world, I hang out with them when I am out for the show. Otherwise, I don’t socialise much, I don’t go clubbing either. I prefer spending time with myself.
I feel that things have changed over the period of time. If you look into our parent’s generation they always had superiority over women. Our parent’s mentality has also changed, they want their kids to be successful in life, and they are very supportive. The crux the matter is freedom should not be misused and trust has to be maintained.
I am not into working out, though people around me keep insisting on me to wake up early in the morning, go for the walk, check my weight but don’t really follow what is being told. I do work out when I realize of going off the scale.
I am a vegetarian and I love eating, I don’t stop until I am asked to. I enjoy all kind of cuisines, chat,south Indian, north Indian, everything. I like podi idle, in general, I like everything and among sweets, rasgulla is my favorite.
If you skip food, you end up putting on weight. Even the top models have this problem. When we go for a walk, we discuss our food habits. You can eat anything that you like. Yes, you can control your diet and there are quite a few models who do.
I like choreographing and experimenting with the song. Apart from that, I listen to Carnatic music.
Clothes, the price tag is not an issue, fabric to some extent because comfort is important. More than anything I look into style. Because as a model you always have to wear new and stand out from the crowd. I always go for something different.
Indira Gandhi, I admire her the dynamic women she was. Madurai Dixit and Bala mam are
also someone I admire. Among actors, it is Deepika.
kalakshetra katcheri performance, though I had knee injury it was one of my best performance.
Make up Artist – Giri Babu
Studio Partner — Jumbos, Chennai
Fashion Designer – Anant Kumar
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