Though a Gujarati by birth, she has a close connection with namma Bengaluru. She grew up in the city and studied, worked and kindled her newfound passion — acting, here too. With three Kannada films to her credit, Purvi Joshi has bagged a new project, Face 2 Face. From reading her first filmy book on love — Preethi Kitabu, to driving a fun-filled BMW and working on May 1st, Purvi feels fortunate to have taken up films after quitting her job in investment banking. She speaks with Bengaluru Chronicle about films, and more.
“So far it has been a great experience working with talented artistes. Prior to my first Kannada film Preethi Kitabu, which I took up after a family member who worked closely with the film industry asked me to give it a try, I had never thought of taking up acting.
In fact, after pursuing graduation in commerce from Christ University, I had taken up job with a leading investment bank,” says Purvi Joshi.
In her first venture, she played second lead to Rashmi of Duniya fame. “I had no plans of choosing acting as a career. I casually met the team of my first film, and eventually the meeting became a turning point in my life. Later working and learning the nuisance of filmmaking, my interest towards it got deeper and deeper. Now, I do not regret changing my profession. I would have missed so much if I had not said yes to my first film,” she shares.
About working with new teams, the actress explains that the timing too has been perfect. “These days, it is not just the films of star heroes, heroines and directors which are making waves in the industry. Even, films made by the newcomers with experimental subjects are being accepted by the audience,” she adds.
About the three films she is currently shooting, Purvi elaborates, “BMW is a multi-starrer with humour running high among a few youngsters seeking fun. May 1st is where I work opposite Jay Karthik (JK) and it is a suspense thriller. The second part of the shooting will kick-start once JK is back from Bigg Boss. The latest Face 2 Face, is a romantic thriller with a different angle. It talks about how people react to a particular situation in a particular circumstance.”
Purvi has a passion for makeup, and wants to take it up professionally as well. “I am always working with make-up, and I even wanted to do a course in cosmetics and hair-styling. I still hope I do so someday. I practice yoga as well. Being an actress has an advantage — exploring new places, and interacting with new people,” Purvi signs off with some foodie wisdom that though as a Gujarati, dhoklas are regular, she always craves for idli and dosas and feels like a typical south Indian!