Hello Folks! In this week’s Blab with Sandy interview section, we have model and actress Sobhita Dhulipala with us. Sobitha was crowned the Femina Miss India Earth 2013 and made her Bollywood debut with Anurag Kashyap’s Raman Raghav 2.0. She will be seen in Sesh Adivi’s Goodachari this week. Let’s dive into the blab I had with her:
Sandy: Hello Sobhita! What’s up? 🙂
Sobhita: Only everything! 🙂
Sandy: Could you let us know about your background?
Sobhita: My roots are from Tenali, Visakhapatnam and I have been at home in Bombay for 8 years now, since after high school.
I am passionate about history and food. My first love is writing.
Sandy: Being part of the coveted Miss India beauty pageant to modelling for famous brands to making strides in Indian cinema, your journey has been quite exciting. How tough or how free flowing has it been for you to reach this stage of your career?
Sobhita: It has been exciting indeed, to leave your hometown at 16 to dive into an alien and immensely competitive world which has its share of turbulence but I’m very happy and driven 20-something.
I’m obsessed with creative growth and tend to steer my larger life choices towards stimuli. Emotionally as well, I guess.
Sandy: You debuted under Anurag Kashyap’s Raman Raghav 2.0. Can you share your working experience with Anurag?
Sobhita: He’s a dream director. I feel fortunate to have worked with him in my first film, a truly character building experience. He’s a consistent source of inspiration to me and many.
Sandy: You shared screen space with Nawazuddin Siddique and Vicky Kaushal (Raman Raghav 2.0) and with Saif Ali Khan (Chef and Kaalakaandi). Few anecdotes on them.
Sobhita: Each actor, just like any human, has their respective backgrounds, tastes, principles and judgements. It’s interesting for me to see how they blend that with their character.
I enjoy understanding people and these some lovely co-actors to have collaborated with. I’m very fond of them, frankly.
Sandy: You belong to the South and have paved your way into national stardom by working in varied cinema. What difference do you find between Bollywood and the Southern film industries?
Sobhita: Not much of difference yet, perhaps because I’ve been a part of the relatively less-mainstream cinema, so far. I come from the South and largely work in the North yes, but I’m sure I belong to the damn Sun!
Quick Shot Round
- Love: Longing
- Modelling or Acting: Acting
- Anurag Kashyap: Intimate
- Given a chance to play a superhero character, what would you be: A mother, man!
- If not an actor/model, Sobhita would have been: In the finance council. I dreamt of being the Chief Economic Advisor as a kid.
- If you were to be a color, which color would you be: Ivory
- Directors you would like to work with: I’m working with some of them already. The list is longer than my hair, don’t you jinx it! 🙂
- A movie you wished you were a part of: Harry Potter. I mean…come on!
- Favorite Genre: Period
- 3 AM Friends: Hetal, Anurag Kashyap, Mourya
- A tagline of your life: Don’t bother hahahahaha!
- Tollywood: New Adventure
- Hyderabad: Hustle
Sandy: You are debuting in Tollywood with Goodachari alongside Sesh Adivi. How was it working with Sesh Adivi? What can the audience expect from Goodachari?
Sobhita: He’s a very wonderful and sincere guy. I truly enjoyed collaborating with his team. It’s a passion project for so many of us, you know?
It’s got a lot of awesome squeezed into 2 hours. Go buy the ticket. 🙂
Sandy: What’s in store for Sobhita in the coming months?
Sobhita: I’m currently shooting for The Body with Jeethu Joseph, Goodachari comes this week, Moothan with Nivin Pauly by Geetu Mohandas hits a major film festival soon before release.
A superb project I’ve done with Zoya Akhtar comes out in 6-8 months. There are 3 projects I’m going to be shooting for. And, I plan to buy a French-fry vending machine for home.
Sandy: A few words about Hyderabad Local, and anything you would like to convey to the readers?
Sobhita: Make sure you have the right heroes in life. It makes all the difference. That and a tight hug to you for being this fun!
Editor’s Note: Wishing the gorgeous Sobhita Dhulipala an elegant cinematic journey ahead!
Special Thanks: Gurmeet
Interview by Sandy (Sandeep Rao Kanukolanu)