How does it feel to be the sole Telugu-speaking actress in the industry?
I feel proud of my roots. I know the value of the culture and tradition of the place. But having said that, the people here are so open-minded and have a catholicity of views on many things. They are not hide-bound like people elsewhere are.
You still seem to pursue your studies. Why, and how is it possible?
I have always been studious. Just because you are in a profession, it doesn't mean that you should give up something else. If you have the mind, you can achieve anything in life. This is a simple truism of life. Recently, I took my BCA exams, and was quite successful at it. Now I want to take it up further. After all, every one in my family is well educated. The industry people have been helpful in allowing me to pursue my studies -- the schedules have been kept flexible for my sake.
What are your other interests?
In fact, I have an abiding interest in many things in life. Recently I performed classical dance at a Dussera function. I learnt Bharatanatyam from Pasumarti Ramalingaiah Sastry. It has been very good learning experience. Dance teaches you a lot in life.
Getting to your career in films, do you think it is at the crossroads?
What makes you to think so. I have been having a stream of offers. It is just that I have to pick and choose to suit my image.
Tell us about Swaraabhishekam
t has been a honor to work with somebody like Vishwanath. He is a genius. And I need not say anything more on that. The entire world knows about it. I play a TV anchor in the film. Srikanth is my husband in the film. It has been a great experience as I have been to learn a lot during the shoot.
Your plans for the future?
I don't have any set goals. I like to take life as it comes. I always give my best whatever the situation. I leave the rest to God.