With Ka Ka Ka Po readying for release, Sakshi Agarwal talks about her journey to stardom and fighting in a sari.
FROM a top job at Infosys to acting in films, a�?it has been quite randoma�?A�and unplanned for Sakshi Agarwal. Born in Nainital and brought up in Chennai, this Marwari girl has degrees in engineering and MBA to her name. But then a stint on the ramp for a fashion show in Bengaluru (while at her first job at Infosys, in 2012),A�changed her career graph for good. a�?I didna��t even know how to walk the ramp,A�but it was a great opportunity and I did it because I really wanted to try something different,a�? sharesA�Agarwal, who went on to model extensively before she entered the film industry.A�The college goldA�medallist, whoA�debuted with the Kannada film Software Ganda (2012), is now gearing up for the release of herA�fourth Tamil film, Ka Ka Ka Po,A�while a fifth, Brahma.com, is in the pipeline.
Kavitha Kannadasan Kadhalikka Porange (Ka Ka Ka Po) is a comedy fantasy that happens over two days and revolves around a�?that first kissa�?. The 25-year-old will also be doing a few actionA�sequences in it. a�?I am the only one who has a fight scenea��with another girl. It was complicated because I had to wear a sari. I did a lot of training with master Vijay Thangam for it. I have to use a choy, a martial arts instrument, and so had to learn to master it,a�? says Agarwal,A�who chooses scriptsA�based on a good cast and crew and a great story that gives her both visibility and scope to perform. a�?My a�?round Aa��a��where I wanted to experiment with movies and genresa��is over. Now ita��s a�?round Ba��, where I want to add value toA�myself and learn from every department of cinemaa��be it camera or sound or production,a�? saysA�Agarwal, who hasA�acted in Yoogan, a horror-thriller, Thrittu VCD, a comedy, and Adhyan, an action-comedy. Next shea��dA� like to do the role of a village girl or an action-packed one like Angelina Joliea��s in Tomb Raider.
A fan of director Mani Ratnam and his moviesa��especially how he portrays emotionsa��she also likes AR Murgadossa�� technical competence. A fitness enthusiast, Agarwal,A�who attended Shiamak Davara��s classes in Mumbai a few years ago, says, a�?For me being fit means being healthy and eating right. I dona��t believe in crash diets. I love dancing and thata��sA� my best stress buster.a�?A�PickingA�IraiviA�as a recent favourite, she says she would love to do a movie that is heroineA�centric.
Ka Ka Ka Po releases today.