Ritika Singh is being praised for her performance in her debut film Irudhi Suttru but the boxer-actress says she doesn't expect to be flooded with movie offers.
"I am enjoying the attention right now. It feels nice that
people want to know about your work, your first film. I want to act
in future too but I am a realist. I am prepared to get no work
after this," Ritika told PTI.
Also starring R Madhavan in the lead role, the sports based
movie released this Friday. A professional boxer, Ritika says
acting was never on her mind but the opportunity of working with
Madhavan was too big to let go.
"I never thought about acting. I felt I wouldn't be able to do
this. I don't know how Maddy sir contacted me but when he narrated
the story, I went into complete shock. My first reaction was 'When
are we starting it?' Also it was giving me a chance to play a boxer
Even though the film has hit screens, it still feels surreal to
her that she has entered the film industry and made friends with
some influential people here.
Having finally been bitten by the acting bug, Ritika wants to do
characters of substance and focus on strong scripts.
"I really want to act and act in great roles, which have scope
for performance. I don't want to do sing-and-dance routine. I
believe script is the king so I would go for powerful stories," she
The actress wants to juggle between her acting and boxing, and
use her fame to help boxing gain more attention in the
"I have this ambition that when I become powerful and famous, I
will host an event of boxing or kick-boxing which the entire nation
watches. That way, this sport will gain attention. People will
realise that there is a lot of talent in India." Ritika said before