"But only when challenges come your way, I realized, you come in contact with your stronger self. It's important to learn the language because only then can you do justice to your character. It was very challenging but at the same time was equally exciting, she added."
Chennai, July 20 - Glamour does get you noticed, says actress Seerat Kapoor, who is making her acting debut with upcoming Telugu action-thriller Run Raja Run, but says it differs from one actor to another and is based on how one wants to be portrayed on screen.
Glamour gets you noticed but it varies from an actor to actor. For someone, glamour could still mean wearing short skirts, but not necessarily do I believe in that definition. I feel you can look glamorous even in a full sleeved dress. It's not about what you wear, it's about how you feel, Seerat told IANS.
She believes for a newcomer to get noticed, there's more than glamour to bring to the table.
You're in an industry where appreciation matters more than glamour. As an actor, it's important to grow in every facet. It could be the way you look, acting and dancing. There's so much more to what you look like on-screen and there's more to offer than just skin, she said.
A dance instructor-turned-model, Seerat decided to don the greasepaint to break away from her mundane life.
I became a dance instructor at a very young age, started teaching and realized I couldn't take out time for doing other things in life. I wanted to learn music too, take up modeling, which eventually happened and landed me an opportunity to act, she said.
Seerat, who got herself trained in acting under the tutelage of Roshan Taneja, is the latest addition to the long list of migratory actresses from north to southern filmdom.
She says she didn't plan her acting career as she feels it gets boring and there's always joy in discovering along the course of a journey.
I'm aware there will be competition but there's no end to who will be better. There will always be someone who's going to be better than you. I usually imbibe the strengths I come across in people around me, my competitors and whoever I'm working with, she added.
Paired opposite Sharwanand in the film, Seerat, like many other actresses had problems with the language. But she managed to find a quick fix solution.
I didn't follow the tradition of miming or lip-sync. Instead I chose to have a Telugu booklet of dialogues as well as one in English for my understanding. It's always a challenge to act in a language you can't understand because acting is expressing, she said.
But only when challenges come your way, I realized, you come in contact with your stronger self. It's important to learn the language because only then can you do justice to your character. It was very challenging but at the same time was equally exciting, she added.
Directed by newcomer Sujeeth, Run Raja Run is slated for release Aug 1.