Sinchana Gowda Interview: Without any kind of support, I’m happy to be where I’m

Last seen in Uday's Mounam: The Mistery, Sinchana plays another lead role in her directorial cinema All About You.


Sinchana Gowda


Newcomer Sinchana Gowda, who is just four films old in Sandalwood, is very clear about what kind of roles she wants to essay in movies. She is in no hurry to signs projects left right and center and expedite her career in films because she feels her one wrong move can ruin all the hard work she has put herself through to reach where she is today. After Saavu in Love, Popcorn Monkey Tiger, and Mounam’, her fourth Sandalwood film All About You enters cinema. Just a couple of months after the release of the movie, The Time Reports correspondent Supriya Reddy had a candid conversation with the actress. Here’re some excerpts from that interview.

Q. We don’t get to see you as much as Tigeress in the trailer of Mounam. Is there any particular reason?

A. A trailer is just the first impression of the film. It’s not the complete film. When you see the film, you will realize how important the characters are in it and how they’re placed. It doesn’t matter how much I’m shown in the trailer, it’s about how you connect with me through the film.

Q. Is action all that we get to see in the film?

A. It’s a suspense story. There is a reason why Neela is entertaining in the film, and that is for love.

Q. What, according to you, is the reason that Sandalwood does not produce female-oriented action films?

A. There should be female-oriented action films. Unfortunately, not many producers are ready to invest in a film on a girl fighting. Raagini did such a thing in the police role but we have never had a full-fledged female action film. Be it in any profession, girls are yet to get their dues. Hopefully, this will change. People still cannot imagine women fighting; they have the idea of them being beautiful. Films are a reflection of people’s perspectives and are made to cater to their taste. If society accepts women doing an action, then films will start showcasing that.

Q. What are the factors you keep in mind while selecting a role?

A. The story and my role are the most important for me.

Q. We know nothing about your character.

A. My character in the film is still very suspicious to the audiences, one will know all about it once they watch the film. The film is about suspense in love and how they are entertaining the world to make their lives happier.

Q. Are you a rebel in real life?

A. I think I’m a rebel because I want to be relevant in this industry and left my studies for it.

Q. How did your journey in Sandalwood begin?

A. My family is very supportive. Initially, they were skeptical but they were never hesitant of the idea. I was doing a Degree and wanted to be an air force pilot. I was a very shy girl and socially awkward. I never thought I could be an actress. I didn’t know how acting was done. Then I was called for a shoot and a modeling agency called Toabh wanted to sign me up. I did it and also started auditioning for TV commercials. I used to stay back for a day during the contest and do these auditions. I feel lucky because I used to get what I used to get into. I started making money. I was 18 and was feeling very independent. I shifted from Hassan to Bangalore after being kicked out of my college. I was made to decide it was either acting or studies. I was just a normal girl with no idea about the industry. I had to audition and keep doing the work, which I did for survival. And that’s how films happened.

Q. Has your perception changed about Sandalwood after working here for some time now?

A. Since I had no idea about the industry, I had no perception about it (laughs). Acting is a job and I take it that way. I don’t think so much about it. I’m happy and lucky to be where I am without any kind of support. If I can do it, anyone can do it.

Q. What kind of films do you like?

A. I love action films, superhero films, and horror films. I really liked Avengers, Hulk, Iron Man, and Wonder Woman. I also like Everything Undisputed, Mission Impossible, and the likes.

Q. What’s your next project?

A. I am doing a south film called Naavilu which will be a trilingual film.

Q. Are you also doing Gaalipata 2?

A. I’m not doing Gaalipata 2 and was never approached for it. Currently, I don’t have Tollywood projects in the pipeline.

Q. Are you being very choosy in selecting your roles and taking your career slow?

A. It’s not about me taking my career slow. It’s about me signing the right film. I don’t have anyone to shield me. If a film doesn’t work, I don’t know if I will get another chance. So any step that I take, I have to be careful and proud to do the work I do. I’m selfish for a good role.

Supriya Reddy

Former reporter in Times Now. 7 years of experience in journalism. Very passionate in movies, celeb interviews, and gadgets. Follow me on twitter @journosupriyar

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