Better to be home than do bad films – Vishaka Singh


She has proved her acting prowess in the southern film industry and now is making her presence felt in Hindi films too. Vishakha Singh, who was noticed for her role in Ashutosh Gowarikar’s Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Se and was appreciated for her performance in Fukrey and Bajatey Raho, was in the capital recently to be a part of a cine debate event.

Having seen the indus try closely in the last few years, she has noticed how the focus of film makers has been chang ing and everybody is trying hard to come up with good cinema.

Vishakha is happy that she has entered the film industry at a time when there are so many experiments happening.
“It’s the best time to be an actor with filmmakers coming up with content-oriented roles for actors,“ she says.

Her next, The Maya Tape, is a supernatural thriller and she is excited to be a part of the film partly because it will help her overcome her fear of horror films and more because this is something very different from what she has done till date. “It’s a challenging role for me, not just because it’s a supernatural thriller but also because it is bilingual. Since we have shot the film mostly in Guwahati, the producers came up with the idea of doing it in Bengali as well. It scared me initially as I had no idea about the language, but then I thought if I can speak the South Indian languages, I can do this too,“ says Vishakha, who has grown up in Abu Dhabi and completed her graduation in Business Management from Delhi.

The Motorcycle Diaries is another film which she is excited about. “I am excited about all the road journeys we would do for the film.
Hopefully, I will be given a chance to ride the motorcycle too,“ says the actor, who thinks that her profession throws up many challenges “I was scared of riding a scooty but during Bajatey Raho I learnt to ride one,“ she says.

Her co-star of The Maya Tape, Nawazuddin Siddiqui has advised her that an actor has to go on working but one should never do a film that one is not convinced about. She abides by it. “It’s better to sit at home than do a bad film. If an actor has the luxury to say no to film offers that doesn’t sound interesting, he must do that because there are more bad films in the market than good ones,“ she says.

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