Luck by chance for Spoorthi Suresh
Being at the right time at the right place seems to have worked for Spoorthi Suresh, who is slowly but steadily gaining a foothold in the South Indian film industry.
"It's true, but I must tell you that films were never a part of my scheme of things. I want to become an IAS officer and I am even preparing to take the exams next year. So yes, I never aspired for a career in television or films but when it came calling I did not want to let go of the opportunity and that's how I'm here today," she says.
Spoorthi faced the camera for the first time when she was in school. "A friend of mine wanted to audition for a TV show and I just went along with her. But the organisers thought I would also look good on screen and asked me to audition. While I made the cut, my friend did not get selected! For the next three years, I hosted this popular show called Love Guru and this is when I started getting offers from filmmakers. But my parents were against me joining films without completing my basic education," she says.
But when 'Jolly Days', a remake of the Telugu blockbuster 'Happy Days', came her way she convinced her mother to let her do the film, she recalls. "I had enjoyed watching 'Happy Days', so when I was offered a chance to star in its remake, there was no way I could bring myself to say no. My mother also gave the go ahead after she met the director and producer. Post this film, I got several offers but I just did S Narayan's 'Chellidaru Sampigeya'." Then followed 'Bodyguard' in which she acted opposite Jaggesh. "Yes, now I'm doing another film with him titled 'Manjunatha BA LLB'. I am also looking forward to the Shivarajkumar starrer, 'Andhar Bahar', where I play an important role," Spoorthi adds.
But that's not all; Spoorthi also has the film Pandya in her kitty. "I am currently shooting for this film where I play a career-oriented girl," she says. Her upcoming Tamil film 'Manathil Oru Maatram' will, on the other hand, see her play a sweet, romantic girl. And having hosted a show like 'Love Guru' and acted in romantic films, does she believe in true love? "First of all given a choice, I would like to do action flicks. I am more the tomboy sorts you know. Anyway I don't have the time for love right now. Becoming an IAS officer is what I am aiming at," she says making it clear where her heart actually lies!
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