Seerat Kapoor: I want to try out every genre possible
Seerat Kapoor, who is slowly yet steadily climbing the ladder of success with every passing film, speaks about her career and what's keeping her busy in the lockdown period
Seerat Kapoor forayed into Tollywood with the romcom, Run Raja Run, alongside Sharwanand. Ever since, she has been making most of the opportunities coming her way. Even though the film industry suspended its operations due to the COVID-19 lockdown, Seerat has found a way to remain in good spirits. In a telephonic interview with us, Seerat opens up about her upcoming films and how she is remaining calm amidst the chaos.
What is your daily routine like? What are you reading and watching in these lockdown days?
I'm busy doing home chores like cleaning the house, cooking, doing workouts, and binge-watching web series and films. I watched Money Heist season 4 on Netflix and The Two Popes. I've been reading articles about spirituality, interior design, and watching some old interviews too.
I am not feeling a sense of the awkwardness at being locked in. Being at home always gives one a sense of freedom. If you are working or traveling, you won't have the luxury of spending time with your family members. I am feeling grateful that the lockdown, a blessing in disguise, has allowed me to be there for them. I am really happy that I am able to sit together, exchange conversations, and watch news or television with my family. I am feeling nostalgic and it's like reliving the 90s. I am enjoying being myself and not being mobbed by people all the time.
What are your goals at this point in life?
I am someone who doesn't believe in making resolutions. But adaptating and adjusting to times is what I am planning to master. I am trying to open up and do innovative stuff to rediscover myself. In a huge way, the changes or learning is happening internally.
If the lockdown extends again, who are the three people you would want by your side?
I'm still single. So I would always choose my family and make most of the time with them.
What is your upcoming film Krishna and his Leela all about?
It's a fictitious story of a free-spirited youngster named Krishna. He meets three different women in his life and how he discovers the love of his life is the crux of the film. It's a film I believe everyone will connect with. I think many would have experienced similar emotions at some point in their lives. It's not a regular love story and has enough twists to keep you hooked. The film also taps into the vulnerabilities or the complexities in relationships.
Can you elaborate on your character?
I play Ruksar, a cafe owner, who is an independent and free-spirited woman. She has had her fair share of experiences and without dwelling too much into her past, you get to hear how she has evolved as a person and what her views are towards everything. Krishna often speaks about his situations to her or even if he doesn't, she understands and advises him on how to deal with them without being preachy. Playing Ruksar was a lot of fun and I enjoyed every bit of my role.
There were reports that the production of the film got delayed due to a rift between the director (Ravikanth Perepu) and producers (Suresh Productions, Viacom 18 Motion Pictures, Sanjay Reddy)...
Throughout the making, the director and the producers were on the same page and there was no sense of disagreement among them. A lot has gone into the making of the film. Eventually, it's the story of a man and the three women in his life and one may find it quite familiar. In order to bring the ideal mix of novelty and authenticity, the makers have painstakingly and meticulously refined the backstory and fine-tuned the characters to perfection. We have completed the shooting and are waiting to release it after lockdown.
Tell us about your other film, Maa Vintha Gaadha Vinuma.
It's a sweet love story in which I will be seen as a college-going Tamil girl named Vineetha. She is a no-nonsense youngster, who is level-headed, career-driven, and disciplined. It's a character that is poles apart from Krishna and his Leela's Ruksar. Maa Vintha Gaadha Vinuma is all about a young couple who are in love and are trying to convince their parents about their blossoming relationship. I had gone for a complete makeover, wore minimal make-up, and had even straightened my hair and coloured it black to look the part. This is the first time that an entire film revolves around my character.
Your previous films like Run Raja Run, Columbus, Okka Kshanam, and Touch Chesi Chudu were either romcoms or action-comedy entertainers. What kind of genres are you looking to experiment with in the future?
I love romantic comedies as they put a smile on your face. I also enjoy watching racy thrillers, suspense drama, and action entertainers. I worked as a dance instructor and we use expressions and gestures to convey an emotion. Being an actor, any story that is replete with emotions and drama excites me. It may take time, but I want to do all characters and try out every genre possible.