Hyderabad: Just like her own self, actor Megha Akash’s character in the upcoming romantic drama Dear Megha is very mellow and quiet. After making a dream debut in both Telugu (Nithiin-starrer Lie) and Tamil (Rajinikanth-starrer Petta), the actor has been choosing her roles that have a pinch of quirkiness in them.
“Dear Megha is very mellow, as I said, yet it’s very emotional. It has given me a lot of scope to perform as an actor. In Telugu, I’ve played fun, playful and naughty characters. And Dear Megha is an entirely different role,” says the actor.
The second wave of Covid-19 has been very frightening, she says, “This lockdown is obviously different from the previous one. It’s more severe and serious. People close to me have been affected. Staying indoors in the safety of home is what I could do all these days. But I didn’t miss watching my favourite content online and on television,” she says, adding that she is eager to get back to film sets once the restrictions are eased.
The Petta actor would get busy once everything gets normal. Besides Dear Megha, she has a slew of films that are waiting to go — Manu Charitra, Gurthunda Seethakalam, Raja Raja Chora and one in Tamil Yaadhum Oore Yaavarum Kelir. “I have always been blessed to get good films. Most importantly, for me, being happy on film sets is important. I’ve been very lucky to get amazing directors, experienced actors and technicians to work with. And every movie has been a learning opportunity every movie, and a lot of fun too,” she adds.
“Before I came to the industry, my mother told me just one thing — all you can do is work hard and be true to your work. Sometimes we flounder and films that we do may not reach the expectations. The result is certainly not in our hands. When a movie fails to impress, you’ll be a little sad at that point because you put so much effort into it. Otherwise, I won’t dwell too much on it; I still love my movies,” shares Megha.
Megha “always see a film from the audience’s perspective”. “While listening to a script, I would ask myself ‘if I am an audience member, would I be interested in watching it in theatre?’ All the characters I chose should excite me. My role in Raja Raja Chora is a quirky one which I loved playing,” she says.
Megha played an important character in a web series directed by AL Vijay. “It is a Tamil-Telugu bilingual and an anthology of short stories. I am not sure in which OTT it is going to be released. But it would soon come before audiences,” she concludes.
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