Shruti Goradia: Rakesh Adiga felt I wouldn’t fit the role of a homely girl in Night Out
Despite director Rakesh being apprehensive about casting Shruti owing to her ‘glam looks’, the actor managed to convince him otherwise
Rakesh Adiga’s script and narration of his debut directorial, Night Out, floored Shruti Goradia. Upon hearing the script, the heroine who made her debut with Sankashta Kara Ganapathi, insisted on being a part of the film. “Rakesh had watched the trailer of Sankashta... and called me for an audition. Initially, he felt my looks might not suit the character. He thought I was too glamourous for it and wouldn’t fit the role of a homely girl. However, I didn’t want to let go of the film and worked on deglaming myself. I am glad that I was able to convince him with my looks. I promised him that I could pull off the role, which I think I've done,” she says.
Still taking baby steps in the industry, Shruti has realised that an artiste is only as good as their last performance and the type of roles that they choose. “I am open to experimenting and taking up challenging roles. That’s the only way I can establish myself, and I believe it will take me a long way,” she says, adding that while the Kannada film industry is flourishing with both movies and makers, it’s important for artistes to choose the right roles. “Ultimately, we have to decide what kind of roles we want to be part of.”
Shruti, who looks forward to the release of Night Out this week, is yet to decide her next move. “I have got a few offers, but none of them have panned out. As an actor, my job is looking for good stories and roles in the hope that I get the best,” she says.