Avantika Mishra has recently wrapped up the shooting of her Tamil film, Enna Solla Pogirai, in which she plays a writer. In fact, the film is her first romantic entertainer in Tamil, something she’s thrilled about.
“I play a novelist whose character has several interesting shades,” she shares, adding that she’s paired opposite Ashwin in the Hariharan-directorial. “In real life too, I love writing poetry apart from painting.”
In another upcoming film, D Block, which is directed by Vijay Kumar Rajendran, Avantika plays a college student. “It’s a thriller, and the edge-of-the-seat narration makes for a great experience,” says the actress who has wrapped up its shoot recently.
However, what’s got Avantika all excited is about performing heavy-duty action sequences in another of her films, which is yet to be titled. Doing such a role for the first time, she’ll soon receive training in martial arts.
“I’ve always wanted to do stunts on my own and kick some butt,” she says smiling. “So when I was offered the project, I grabbed it. I’ve started warming up to prepare for the body-action sequences. I am playing tennis to build on my stamina and am practicing yoga for agility.”
For the martial art training, Avantika has even hired a Hyderabad-based trainer last week. “The training will begin soon with Muay Thai, a form of kickboxing. It prepares me for the little reflexes, punches and stunt training,” she states, adding that her workouts also have been planned in alignment with her training.
For the next three months, Avantika will be on a high-protein and low-carb diet. For someone who isn’t a gym person, she finds this training and her tennis and yoga all the more exciting, she tells us....