Actress Subiksha, trained in classical dance form Bharatanatyam, says she hopes to work in a dance-based film or essay a full-length role of a dancer onscreen.
She added that it is her dream role, and hopes that it turns into a reality soon.
“I’m a classical dancer and have been trained in Bharatanatyam for many years. My mother teaches classical dance, and having spent most of my growing up years learning to dance, it’s my dream to play a dancer on screen,” Subiksha, who has worked in films such as “Annakodi” and “Olipporu”, told IANS.
She says she would love to play a role along the lines of Jyotika’s character from 2005 Tamil horror-comedy “Chandramukhi”.
“I loved Jyotika’s portion as a dancer in ‘Chandramukhi’. This is the kind of role I would love to take up, provided there’s scope for acting too,” said the actress.
Currently busy shooting Tamil thriller “Nethra”, Subiksha also has Vijay Milton’s “Kadugu” and National Award-winning filmmaker Balaji Sakthivel’s “Ra Ra Rajasekhar” in her kitty.
“All these three projects are very different. I’m lucky to have landed diverse roles,” she said.
In “Kadugu”, she plays an urban girl called Maha, and is paired with actor Bharath Niwas, who plays a boxer. The film also explores puli vesham dance form where in artiste dress up like a tiger for the performance.
“It’s a very interesting film where a puli vesham artiste and a boxer take head-on in a different kind of battle,” she said, heaping praise on director Vijay Milton.
“By working with Vijay, who is also a popular cinematographer, I learnt about different camera angles. It helped me to understand and respect frames, and realise how important it is for any actor to have basic knowledge about such things,” she said.
Subiksha describes “Ra Ra Rajasekhar” as a performance-oriented project, and she plays a modern, homely girl from Dindigul (city of Tamil Nadu) in the movie.
“We have completed about 80 per cent of the shoot. Another week or two, we should be done with the project. It’s a dream come true to work with Balaji Sakthivel sir. The way he extracts performance from his actors is astonishing,” she added.