BANGALORE: “It’s a nostalgic moment for me. I’m getting goosebumps,” says Sudeepa Dhar about her visit to Bangalore for the promotion of her first film, ‘Isi Life Mein’. Even though the actress shifted to Mumbai five years ago, she still calls Bangalore home.
“Why not? After all, I spent my growing up years here. Coming to Bangalore is always special,” she explains.
Sudeepa’s love for acting started at the age of four when she saw Madhuri Dixit dancing. “I decided to become an actress then. Today, I’m happy that I’m living my dream,” says Sudeepa, who did a lot of TV commercials before making her foray into movies.
‘Isi Life Mein’, a movie that encourages the youth of India to chase their dreams, is definitely a refreshing change from what the Rajshri Production is known for making for years. “I don’t agree when people say Rajshri Films don’t aim at youngsters. Almost 3,000 people said they like ‘Maine Pyaar Kiya’ and hundreds of them said they like ‘Hum Aapke Hai Kaun’ at one of our promotional events. It shows their movies, which some may describe as traditional or old-fashioned, are popular among all age groups. I feel ‘Isi Mein Life’ is a step forward for its makers as well,” the actress makes a point.
Would she call it her dream debut?
“Getting the chance to work with such a big banner in the beginning of a career is a dream come true for any actor. I couldn’t believe my luck when Sooraj (Barjatya) called me to say he wanted me for this role. It was definitely the most memorable moment of my life. I didn’t know how to react; I just screamed on the phone,” she reveals.
About not choosing Sandalwood as her debut platform, Sudeepa, who can’t speak Kannada, clarifies, “It’s not that I didn’t want to start my career in Sandalwood. ‘Isi Life Mein’ was offered to me first and I picked it up. For me, language is not an issue as I’m open to doing all kinds of cinema.”