A fashion designer by profession, she played a village girl in her debut tele-serial Ivale Veenapani, and in her next she returns in her favourite avatar (but with a different attitude to it) in Aramane Gili, a brand new Kannada serial which is set to go on air in the coming week on Star Suvarna. Actress Varshika, who attained fame through her subtle character in her debut, says she was never interested in acting but what led her to take it up is an interesting tale by itself. In a chit-chat conversation with Bengaluru Chronicle, the talented girl who loves pop dance, reveals more about her journey into the world of entertainment, and more.
“My grandfather was a theatre artiste and would mostly perform in Mysuru. It was his dream that one of his grandchildren should become an actor. In the end, I happened to fulfill his dream. But, this was not the only reason I took up acting, as I had planned a different dream for myself to pursue my career in fashion after attaining the required qualifications for it. However, my mother who is an ardent fan of Kannada serials would always express her wish of me becoming an actor. Now, here I am, doing my second serial in such a short span of time,” reveals Varshika.
After winding up her first venture, the actress has been getting good opportunities in films but due to date issues and her serial commitments, she says, she has been unable to accept quite of few interesting projects.
“Though my role in Aramane Gili is similar to my debut character, it is a more fun loving role unlike in Ivale Veenapani wherein I was more of a sober and a devotional person,” she adds.
In her latest serial, Varshika is sharing the screen with senior actress Pavitra Lokesh, who returns to the small screen after a short break. Speaking about her, Varshika shares that she was initially very scared of talking to her out of respect. “But when I realised her friendly nature, we now share a great bond on and off the sets. Despite being a senior, she is very supportive and helpful at work.”
Returning to small screen, Pavitra Lokesh has shared that there were plenty of offers, but nothing interesting came her way until Aramane Gili, wherein she plays the most revered educationalist Meenakshiyamma.
Whereas, Varshika signs off saying that once she is done with her small screen ventures, she plans to do movies too ....