Hey Peeps! Actress and Model, Siddhi Idnani joins us today on the latest vertical of #BlabWithSandy. Siddhi has been part of many commercials. She made her Tollywood debut with Jamba Lakidi Pamba and continued her stint with the recently released Prema Katha Chitram 2. Let’s wait no further and dive into the blab I had with Siddhi:
Sandy: Hey Siddhi! What’s up? Finally, we got time to collaborate with each other.
Siddhi: Haha! Yes.
Sandy: Some tidbits about your background.
Siddhi: I am from Mumbai and have been in Mumbai all my life. I was into extra-curricular activities during schooling. I am a National level throw ball player and represented Maharashtra. My mom is an actress herself but she took a sabbatical to look after her small daughter named Siddhi. 🙂
I completed my bachelor’s in mass media from RD National College. College gave a good exposure to other activities apart from studies.
I performed theatre and was part of famous Gujarati plays. I was part of Rajeev Mehta’s plays and performed over 70 shows in Gujarat and Mumbai.
I still remember, I had 103 temperature and blisters in my throat during my show in Surat. I took a tablet and went ahead with my performance.
Guess what? It was one of my best performances in life and it still is! That made me realize that even during illness, I got the power in me to enact and that’s when I felt I was destined to be an actress.
Sandy: When did you enter modelling?
Siddhi: After my final board exams, I took part in Miss India contest and won the title of Miss India Super Talent. It was indeed a big achievement and modelling started soon after.
Sandy: You made your Tollywood debut opposite Srinivas Reddy in Jamba Lakidi Pamba. A few anecdotes on it.
Siddhi: I never thought I’d get into Tollywood. I got a call regarding this offer and felt like giving it a try. I came to Hyderabad for the look test and was pulled into the project.
I didn’t know Telugu, so I had to get my dialogues in English. Had 10 days’ workshop prior to the shoot.
It was good working with Srinivas Reddy. The film did not do well. The concept was interesting, like Shaadi ke baad how the souls change for the couple.
Gopi Sundar’s music was wonderful, all the songs became quite popular. But yes, when your first film doesn’t do as well as you expect, it is disappointing, but I enjoyed the journey. Process of film-making is the toughest and the value of failure is important too!
Quick Shot Round:
- Love: Being comfortable
- Biggest Regret: Jamba Lakidi Pamba not doing well
- Dream role: Mythological characters, like in the films of SS Rajamouli or Sanjay Leela Bhansali
- Fav genre: Rom-Com 🙂
- What angers you the most? Being lazy
- When idle, you indulge in? Social media, Ha-ha-ha!
- Hottest actor in Tollywood: Prabhas is my favorite. I have a major crush on Vijay Devarakonda
- One good and one bad thing about the industry: The good is that it is kind of welcoming if you are talented. Bad thing is that, it needs to be more equal towards genders and not be biased only towards one gender
- You are stuck in a lift and can have two people with you. Who would those two be? Lol! Rajamouli and Vijay Devarakonda. We shall plan for a fab movie 🙂
- Your favorite place in Hyderabad: Pedamma Talli Temple
- You are stuck in an Island for a day and can carry only three things with you. What would those three be? My phone for clicking good pictures, a swimming costume and food
- Script/ role/ production house/ actor/ director, choose them in your order of preference: Script/ production house/ role/ director/ actor
Sandy: Your recent release was Prema Katha Chitram 2. How was the experience of working in the horror genre?
Siddhi: The character was almost like how I am today, bubbly and naïve. We shot at Geetanjali College in Hyderabad and the shoot was fun. It was fun working with Sumanth Ashwin and Nandita Swetha. Horror films are always exciting.
Sandy: What’s next in the pipeline for you?
Siddhi: I am acting in this fun film called Nidhra Lechindi Mahila Lokam (tentative title). I am having loads of fun shooting in Goa with Dhanya Balakrishna, Tridha Choudhury and Komali Prasad.
It’s such a happy movie with a lot many twists and turns. Excited for this one and I am having two more scripts in hand. You will see more of me in the coming months. 🙂
Sandy: A few words about Hyderabad Local.
Siddhi: 🙂 It’s an amazing platform. A lot of effort and hard work is being taken in talking, rather blabbing with people, haha! You get to project people from film industry belonging to different regions and showcase their work and the place where they come from and so on. All the best to you!
Editor’s note: It was wonderful blabbing with Siddhi Idnani. Wishing Siddhi a remarkable movie journey ahead, filled with hits and only hits. 🙂
Interview by Sandy (Sandeep Rao)