Kruthika Jayakumar is a pretty girl, vivacious and is all excited looking forward to her dream debut. She is playing Venkatesh and Meena’s daughter in Drushyam and in a small chat she allows us a peak into her life.
Q) Where are you from Kruthika, how did you bag this role?
A) I am a Tamilian living in Bangalore, I am studying Plus 2. I am a classical dancer (Bharatnatyam) performed all over India. I have been trained for eleven years. Once I performed at a government show in Kerala and a Malayalam director spotted me. He thought I was expressive and photogenic and I sent my pictures for this casting call for Drushyam. My parents are supportive of anything as long as I balance my studies well and don’t let it suffer. Eversince I joined the unit I have been learning bit by bit and now I can say confidently that I can understand 20 percent of Telugu.
Q) Did you watch Drushyam?
A) I have heard of the extreme success in Malayalam and happy to note that the role which I particularly portray has so much scope to perform. Though I am not a trained actor, I am not afraid of people since I had been dancing on stage for a long time; there is no stage fear. But the first two days I was a bundle of nerves as so many people were saying so many things..I loved the atmosphere and the experience.
Q) Tell us something about your role?
A) I liked the fact that she actually opens upto her parents which is not common in teenagers.. she loves and depends on her dad so much, I love the feeling she conveys to show her dad is her world. We worked 30 to 45 days..enjoyed the experience of travelling to different places working with Venky and Meena. It is indeed a dream debut. In future I want to do performance oriented roles with fair mix of glamour. I am taking my time to do a real good movie next. My college is very supportive of what I am doing and they will definitely help me out. Without Venky and Meena’s help I would have lost track of what I was doing. They helped me keep calm, gave me a few tips, how to be natural and be composed. I had a lot of fun.