Don’t take cinema seriously. Watch it for the cinematic experience and don’t get influenced by what you see on screen”, actress Trisha remarked while reacting to a query on people blaming films for their misdeeds at an event organised to sensitise the initiative #EndViolence against every child.
As a celebrity ambassador of UNICEF, the ravishing actress addressed more than 3,000 students at Stella Maris College and urged them to break the conspiracy of silence and speak up and act to end all forms of violence against children.
As actors they essay only characters on screen and it is part of the script, she explained. “Times are definitely changing. Fortunately, I am blessed with good films and a lot of heroine-centric movies are made these days which carry good messages. Even in real life, when I say something, people listen to it.”
An active user of social media, she says it is a boon as well as bane. “Social media has its plus and minuses. I keep ignoring the negative side of it. As far I am concerned it is an effective tool to amplify any situation and it can be put to good use. With a huge number of followers, I want to spread positivity through social media platforms.”
The star attributes her patience for her endurance in film industry. “I am not a person who advises anyone. I feel everyone is strong and very different. What works for me is patience. Not to lose hope and believing in oneself is the success mantra in life.”
The soft-spoken actress strongly feels that severe punishment should be given to sexual abuse criminals. “Though government takes measures to curb the menace, laws should be stringent when it comes to punishment. We should follow what they do in UAE — immediate punishment. I believe in that.”
Praising Ajith for acting in Nerkonda Paarvai, which impacted a larger message of consent, she said, “He is a superstar. Hats off to him to act in such film, it is hugely appreciable. I am yet to see the movie though”.
Ask her if she is keen to foray into politics and she replies.” I think one should have deep knowledge about politics when you aspire to become a politician. I don’t think I am cut out for politics. But I do franchise my democratic rights like voting. And today’s youth are tomorrow’s politicians. That is why I encourage youth to take up politics if they are interested.”