Hyderabad: Before actually taking a shot at films, Ketika Sharma enjoyed her professional career as a swimmer at State-level championships. Her mother, also a professional swimmer who won laurels at the national-level competitions, had inspired Ketika at a very young age.
After making a mark with her Telugu debut in Akash Puri-starrer ‘Romantic’, Ketika is looking forward to her second film ‘Lakshya’, starring actor Naga Shaurya. “Since I’ve been into sports in and out, I could relate to any story that has a sports backdrop. ‘Lakshya’ is nothing short of a cinematic masterpiece,” she says.
Ketika is playing a girl-next-door role in ‘Lakshya’. “My character Rithika has a lot of variations. She is very emotional by nature. I’m happy to grab offers back-to-back soon after the Covid-induced lockdown. I landed the project when director Santosh Jagarlamudi narrated the story to me during the last day of ‘Romantic’ shoot. I could relate the character Rithika to my real life. She wouldn’t settle for anything less in life. Like Rithika, I would not brood on marriage. It’s unbearable for people to bear with a person like me,” she adds.
Ketika says she would dub her voice in the future films. However, she admits that the team ‘Lakshya’ is dissatisfied with her. “Like I sung a song in my first film ‘Romantic’, the crew and cast of ‘Lakshya’ have been asking me why I didn’t sing this time. If any such thing comes my way, I would surely try my hand,” says Ketika.
Language is not an impediment for Ketika, as she is keen on trying various genres in different south Indian languages. “I like to act in different languages. I think Tamil audiences like a lot of drama. Had language limited me as an actor, probably I would not have started my career with Telugu films,” she adds.
The actor will be gearing up with a family entertainer in which she is pairing opposite Vaishnav Tej. “It’s a cute love story between college-going students. Not yet titled, the film can be called a dynamic love story.”