Recently, Lakshmi Gopalaswamy attended the 50 days success meet of Aaptha Rakshaka, which was organized by producer Krishna Prajwal at Bangalore City Institute on Wednesday evening on April 21. The actress spoke to Oneindia about Aaptha Rakshaka, upcoming Malayalam movies and her marriage at a length. Here are the excerpts of Lakshmi Gopalaswamy interview.
Do you think that the success of Aaptha Rakshaka has affected your career? Has it brought you any offers in Kannada film industry?
I don"t think that the success of the movie has affected my career in any way. And it hasn't got me any offers in Kannada films. But one thing is sure that I am satisfied with the kind of response from the audience for my performance in it. I had a desire to act with Vishnuji and that is fulfilled with this movie.
What are your next projects in Kannada?
At present, I don"t have any offers in Kannada. I've two projects in Malayalam and they are multi-starrer movie Christian Brothers and Shikari. I'm happy that I will star alongside Malayalam superstar Mohanlal in both the movies. Probably, I'm going to shoot both the films in the month of June or July.
Do you have a dream role, which you desperately want to play?
I don"t have any such particular role. The modern girls are totally different and they are financially sound and independent. I just want to depict such women. I want to act in both commercial and artistic movies.
Do you have any particular Kannada actor with whom you want to act?
I don"t have such a desire. Haan! Earlier, I had a desire to act with Ananth Nag. He is one among rare artistes in Kannada film industry. Once upon a time, I was desperate to act with him. Now, I don"t have any choice to act with any upcoming Kannada film actors.
How were your college days? Have you done any course in acting? How did you come into film industry?
I enjoyed my college days. I've done my post graduation in women"s studies, but I haven"t done any course in acting. I was more interested in modelling and I wanted to pursue it as my career. These day, modelling, where girls will get noticed, has become a stepping stone for film industry. With this recognition, they enter film industry. Most of girls choose modelling to enter films. But I didn"t have such intentions. Honestly, I was into modelling career when I started getting offers to act in films. At first, I rejected several projects, but later, I was forced to enter the industry.
Somebody had posted your profile in Jeevansaathi.com and it had hit the headlines a few months ago. What would you like to say about it?
Yes! Somebody had posted my profile, but I don"t know who it was. Suddenly, one day I got a phone call from the admin of the Jeevansaathi website for confirmation. He asked me, madam you have posted your profile in our website. Are you really looking for an alliance? I said no! Later, I got the profile deleted.
Did you have any boyfriend in your college days? Is there anyone, who wanted to spoil your image?
I had friends during my college days, but I didn't have such a mean fellow as my friend. Moreover, I was very decent girl and I used to be busy with my studies. I never used to joke around with friends. I don"t think I had any enemy, who wanted to spoil my career.
When are you going to get married?
Yes! Now I"m thinking of getting married. I'm in search of a descent boy, who will suit my image. I will marry very soon and will invite you also.
Popular South Indian actress Lakshmi Gopalaswamy is now basking the success of the movie Aaptha Rakshaka. Even though the success has not brought her any offer in Kannada, the bubbly girl is happy becasue she starred alongside late Dr. Vishnuvardhan. Currently, the chubby actress has two projects in Malayalam i.e. Christian Brothers and Shikari. She is gearing up to shoot these movies in June.