Aditi Prabhudeva: Acting in films is not a luxury for me
Aditi Prabhudeva tells Cinema Express that she considers herself a normal person who is working to earn her bread and butter
It will be a busy birthday for Aditi Prabhudeva. The actor is currently juggling five projects, and she will be shooting for one of those on her special day.
One of the busiest actors in Sandalwood today, she considers herself lucky to have a lot of work coming her way, especially during the time of the pandemic. “What excites me the most is that the projects that I have bagged came to me based on my earlier work. It explains that showing off doesn’t work here, and real talent is recognised by Kannada filmmakers,” says Aditi, who has quite a few projects in hand — Ombathane Dikku, Champion, Old Monk, Gajaanana and Gang, Aana, Totapuri, Tribble Riding, Bhagwan Sri Krishna Paramathma, 5D — out of which she has completed shooting for two while five are in different stages of production.
Ask Aditi why she hasn’t been paired opposite a star, and the actor replies, "I am frequently asked this. Everyone is a star in their way, in my opinion. In fact, people also ask me why I don’t wait for such an opportunity. To them, I would like to say that being an actor doesn't mean I can ignore my responsibilities, and I don’t live in a comfort zone. I consider this as purely work, like a garment worker or someone who has a nine-to-five job. It’s just that I come on the screen, and they don’t. So, I consider myself a normal person who is not in a position to sit and wait for an opportunity for big-starrers. Instead, I have to go with what comes to me.”
Aditi feels that whether it is stars or noted directors, everyone had a beginning marked with struggle. “My formula is that I want to work with people who give work to me. Every film that I have done or am doing has been accepted for a solid reason, be it the story, technical factors, or financial reasons. Acting in films is not a luxury for me, it is my bread and butter. I have come here to act, and so I don't worry about whether I am working in a small or a big film. Actors have a peak and they also fade at one point. Like every job, even actors have a replacement,” she says.