Don't rule me out yet: Shubha Poonja
The actor, who is awaiting the release of her upcoming film, Kelavu Dinagala Nanthara, is now looking at films with women-centric roles
Having spent a little more than 10 years in the cinema industry, Shubha Poonja is still craving better films. In fact, the actor asserts, “I am not done yet. Nobody can tell me that I am ruled out. I will choose when to be ruled out. As long as I have the strength in me, as long as I have the support of the audience, I will continue to entertain.”
Speaking to Cinema Express, Shubha, who is awaiting the release of her upcoming film, Kelavu Dinagala Nanthara, says, “There were times when the career span of heroine’s in films was only limited to 10 years. But now the industry has changed. Today, heroines with experience are getting good roles and doing well in the industry.”
The actor feels that she is in that stage of her career where she wants to take up different kinds of work. She wishes to be part of women-centric films, and says she's done with films of a certain genre. “There is a section of the audience, who would still love to see me as the girl in Moggina Manasu. But I am done with those bubbly girl roles,” says Shubha, who points out that though dime-a-dozen commercial films are coming her way, she wants to take up only mature films with good content. “A lot of people have come to me saying that they want to see me only in glamorous roles, some suggest that I take up heroine-oriented subjects. But my focus at this point is different, and I am working towards seeing myself in a different avatar on screen.”
About her upcoming release, Kelavu Dinagala Nanthara, which is directed by Sri Ni, Shubha says, “It is a horror film interspersed with comic elements. Moreover, the film has a message to convey to the youth. All I can say is that this is a film for all those who live their lives on social media. The director has chosen both the genre and format (commercial) carefully to ensure that an effective message is delivered. We’re hoping that this film will change peoples’ perspective towards social media,” she says.