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    Laugh or cry left to audience - Yagna Shetty

    [Interview by IndiaGlitz]
    Tuesday, July 14, 2009
    Yagna is facing an acid test as her two films ‘Eddelu Manjunatha’ and ‘Love Guru’ releases this week all over Karnataka. With one film to her kitty ‘Ondhu Preethiya Kathe’ Yagna Shetty a Mangalore based intelligent, unassuming and able actress is hoping for the best.

    As of now this 24 years five feet and six inches young actress Yagna Shetty armed with MBA in Finance degree is filled in tension. Her brilliant performance in ‘Eddelu Manjunatha’ that is with no make-up has given signals from the media that put her in comfort zone. Whether I should laugh or cry on Kannada screen the audience would respond this week says talkative Yagna Shetty. caught up with Yagna Shetty at the briefing of her Kannada film ‘Love Guru’ at KSCA Stadium in Bangalore.

    Excerpts of an interview:

    On one single day 17th July two of your films releasing…your opinion?

    Tension is obvious. In some corner of my mind I feel the two divergent roles performed would decide on my career. ‘Eddelu Manjunatha’ is a two years project and ‘Love Guru’ is a quickie in fact. Both demanded different type of body language. There was no make up for me in ‘Eddelu Manjunatha’ and in ‘Love Guru’ it is a modern role. Both are interesting roles for me. The language diction, costume, concept of films was poles apart for me in the two films. I have dubbed for both the films.

    How come your first film ‘Ondhu Preethiya Kathe’ failed?

    I should not make any comments on it. I still feel it is a very good film and my role and songs were exceptionally good.

    You are an MBA graduate in Finance. How do you relate it to cinema?

    I can’t relate but manage my money earned efficiently.

    Do you think you have another best alternative profession?

    Oh Yes. I can get in to any corporate world for a job. I took up post graduation when I did not get offers after my first film. But suddenly two films are hitting the screen on 17th July 2009.

    Out of the two films which is very close to you?

    Both I would say. Because a woman is good when she laughs and even in crying she is unbeatable. I have both the roles in the two films. I am a modern girl in ‘Love Guru’ and with cotton saree, bangles, working in garment, always teased by lazy bone husband in ‘Eddelu Manjunatha’ I am close to masses in the rural. There is a sacrifice in ‘Eddelu Manjunatha’. “It is left to the people whether I should laugh or cry on screen”.

    You got good recognition for your debut film ‘Ondhu Preethiya Kathe’ but why offers did not come after ‘Eddelu Manjunatha’ and ‘Love Guru’?

    That is because of the ‘Dream Girls’ television project. This has locked me in my schedules and I had to give up some offers as I have signed the agreement with Kasthuri Television channel. I basically like dance. I wanted to learn and earn from this ‘Dream Girls’. I had to concentrate for small screen.

    You would not go for reality shows in future…

    I have thought it like that for sometime. I am interested in taking good roles without branding in any kind of role. To fulfill that need I should keep acting in cinema.

    You are paid well in cinema….

    That is a secret. I know how to manage my income by paying tax in case of necessary.

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