The wait is finally over. The Delhi-born Roochika Babbar's debut film Parents is finally gearing up for release. She is currently looking forward to do a Punjabi film and is also being offered South movies. But the actor prefers to wait for her first release. The Miss India finalist recollects the harrowing moments in Hyderabad during her first visit for an audition of a film. “They were keen on knowing how short a skirt I would wear. I was aghast that even before checking if I had talent they were talking of me wearing a skirt. I've seen my colleagues pursuing 24x7 to make something of themselves but I've decided to stick to ethics.”
Have you ever wondered why Sarayu's face of the Nacchavule fame is always glowing? The actor reveals, “My mother saw to it that I got into the habit of eating fruits ever since I was a child. While kids of my age ate junk food, I would eat fresh fruits. She handled my health and the credit goes to her. She even saw to it that I would take a lot of water. I had become lazy lately but now she is forcing me to drink a good amount every day. I guess the results are showing now.” She is currently busy in films with Naga Sourya, Aravind Krishna, Santosh Samrat and with newcomer Siva who's being launched by Padmalaya banner.
Working with a legend
K Vishwanth's film Devastanam might not have fared well at the box office but we all know his talent is indisputable. Vamsee, actor of Happy Days and now producer of Parents is a die hard fan of the actor had convinced him to do a role in his movie and Vishwanth obliged. He will be playing K.Vishwanth, the director in the film too. But why him? “He asked me the same question, I am in awe of him, in fact I even asked him to cast me in Subhapradam and he gave me a guest role, but seriously he is imperative for the story and there is a connection of one of his old film's to this one.” Parents, Vamsee says is an apt title and you too will agree 200 percent after watching the film.
On reel life
Actor Ethiraj is turning director with Pandavulu in which Venu Madhav will play another hero. The actor who had worked in 450 stage plays and 80 films says he had taken the risk after seeing his major portion being chopped during the dubbing stage of the film. The story he reveals, “is about five youth who leave their village and come to the city with a resolve to accomplish something but are unsuccessful and they can't even return home. MS Naryana an alcoholic counsels them to marry rich girls and settle in life. The youth write a message about them being eligible bachelors and give their contact number on a Rs 500 note and that travels and change hands providing the twists and turns.” Ethiraj has already announced his next film Andaru Manchi Valle.