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Audience will connect to emotions in 'Vaisakham': Avantika

Monday, July 17, 2017 • Telugu Comments

Avantika, the female lead of 'Vaisakham', in this interview talks about her childhood, role in the movie, what makes the film unique, and more.


I hail from Delhi.  My father, being an Air Force officer, has worked in a number of locations across India.  My mother is a home-maker.

How I bagged 'Vaisakham':

My director B Jaya garu and producer BA Raju garu happened to see my photos.  They asked me to do a photo shoot.  Upon liking me, they narrated me the script.  I immediately signed it.

The director-producer duo took care of everything that I needed like my family members.  They are promoting the film so well.

My role in the movie:

I am playing a modern girl named Bhanumathi in 'Vaisakham'.  Although she is modern, she gives importance to family values.  She has strong opinions, but at the same time has some inhibitions.  I am very happy to have done the role.  I hope the film will give me a good break in Telugu.

Dances were challenging:

I am a trained Kathak dancer.  But dancing for cinema was a new experience when I started out.  Each of the songs in 'Vaisakham' belongs to a separate genre.  I focused on dancing part exclusively for 15 days.  Jaya garu enlisted a dance assistant for me.

My favourite moments:

Jaya garu worked very hard to get each shot perfect.  Her working style inspires me a lot.

The climax episode is my favourite.  I had to tell 4-5 pages of dialogues.  Since I had started learning Telugu only recently, it was very difficult.  The audience will surely connect to the emotional scenes.

A tomboy as a child:

As a tomboyish girl, I wanted to be a pilot or a sports person as a child.  I even played Badminton at State level.  I got trained for National-level competitions.  But I slowly got attracted to movies.  I did 'Maya' and then did 'Vaisakham'.

My favourites in Telugu:

I recently watched 'Baahubali-2' and 'Duvvada Jagannadham'.  Prabhas, Bunny and Anushka are among my favourites.

My dream role:

Playing a warrior princess in a period drama is my dream role.

('Vaisakham' will hit the screens on July 21st)

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