Sangeita Chauhaan debuted with the Kannada movie Luv You Alia. The movie was released with Hindi dubbing last week and we at A Journalist Reveals decided to have a small chit chat with her. Excerpts from the interview:
Where were you born? Tell us something about your childhood.
I was born in Gujarat – Vapi. I am personally a shy and introvert person. In school, I was not a bright student at all, always wanted to be an actor, always participated in school drama and dance competition.
Full educational qualifications.
I am a B. Com graduate. Post that I immediately enrolled myself for Miss India Gujarat Contest.
Training in acting?
Yes, I have done workshops with Niraj Kabi.
What did your parents say when you told them that you are going to make a career out of acting on Bollywood, since the field is highly unreliable?
Well, my Mom was pretty supportive. My dad was very reluctant as we belong to a Rajput family. I have always been a rebel and managed my way out.
Tell us something about your debut movie – Luv You Alia.
Well, it is a youth-oriented film. I was super happy as I got the opportunity to work with Bhumika Chawla. This movie was definitely a life-changing experience for me.
I was shooting for Sharp Shooter– my Kannada film when I got a call from and the director and was asked to shoot in 10 days, it was all so quick. I got signed on in the 2nd meeting
What are the problems faced by newcomers today?
Hmm, I don’t think any problems as such. Things have changed now, there is more media awareness. Language sometimes is a barrier, but senior actors are very helpful. They make you feel comfortable. I haven’t faced any such problems.
Does casting couch exist?
I’ve been lucky. I haven’t faced it so I think it does not exist.
What do you see 10 years hence?
I see myself concentrating on my acting, trying to learn new things every day. You want people to know you as a good actor. I can see myself as an established actor.
What do you do when not facing the camera?
I chill, relax, attend auditions and meetings and work towards getting more work when I’m not facing the camera. I love to travel. I’m a big foodie so I like to try different cuisines, love to explore new things, I love to cook and read books.
What are your current projects?
I just completed shooting for a short film last month. The working title is It’s complicated directed by Heena D’Souza.