It’s not common to see a gold medalist in engineering turn into an actress. Sakshi, who has done two films in Kannada, now forays into Kollywood as the female lead in the film, Yoogan. It’s a time in K’town when most filmmakers are coming up with horror flicks as they do well at the box office. Yoogan is another horror thriller that’s all set for release.
Ask her about her debut Tamil film, she says, “I am happy to play the lead in the film, as it’s not a horror film with a run-of-the-mill story. It’s something new for Indian cinema. The makers of the film didn’t opt for any special effects in the film, which most of the horror films incorporate. Everything was shot realistically, even the make up for the artistes in the film was kept realistic, it’s not animation or VFX since it’s a horror flick.” Sakshi says her role has different shades and she believes it is the perfect debut for her. The film was shot, using a 4K camera, she says.
She tells us how suddenly she got into films. “I was working in a leading corporate after completing my MBA. Being a gold medalist, I never thought I would end up as an actor. When I was in Bengaluru, I became interested in modelling and that’s how things started.” Sakshi is also shooting for another project in Tamil and awaiting the release of a Kannada film, titled Software Ganda. – As said to Deccan Chronicle, Chennai.