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Interview of Nandita Swetha about 'Akshara'

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Nandita Swetha awaits the release of 'Akshara' on February 26. In this interview, the actress talks about the nature of the film, her upcoming movies and more.

In 'Akshara', I have played a lecturer. There is also a twist. Not the entire movie is about education. There is a lot of comedy as well. It's not a full-on serious film. Everyone knows that the commercialization of education is crass. Telling such a point in a serious manner wouldn't go with the audience. So, we have added a lot of humour.

Since 'Akshara' has got a very heavy character for me, I was skeptical. I wondered if the audience will accept me in such a role. But the director was quite confident that I would fit in.

I thought 'Akshara' would be a horror movie, given that most of the female-centric ones are horror films.

Sritej, Shakalka Shankar, Sathya, Ajay Ghosh and Madhunandan have got many comedy scenes. There is also a lot of suspense in the story.

During the lockdown, I took complete rest for the first three months. I later learned photography, editing and such stuff for the next three months.

'Akshara' is about the plight of students. I have realized the problems that students are facing only after growing up. During high school, my father lost his job due to the economic recession. I did face a lot of issues with respect to the payment of fees. My father faced difficulties in paying the high convent fee. I voluntarily shifted to corporation school because I didn't want him to go through all that.

Many have made it big in life despite having no education. But education is essential for skilling ourselves.

I have never done glamorous roles. But my career has not been affected. I have been a busy actress. I am doing movies back to back. That's a mark of success.

After lockdown, I am the only heroine who has had four releases. There are going to be two more releases in the next two months. I am a Kannada film and did 'Kaptadhaari' having watched the Kannada original. I did it even though it had only a small role for me. Choosing a good script is important. It's a thriller and female characters have only a minor role in such crime thrillers. I am playing an IPS officer in one of my upcoming movies.  

Updated on February 25, 2021