Former Miss India Earth Sobhita Dhulipala is one of the luckiest actresses, who has carved a niche for herself in Bollywood as well as in South cinema. Sobhita’s journey through her career profile has always amazed us with her achievement and powerful performances. And there is no stopping. The actress has been receiving an immense response over her recently released film, Goodachari, which marks her Tollywood debut.
Director Sashi Kiran Tikka’s Telugu movie Goodachari starring Adivi Sesh, Sobhita Dhulipala, Prakash Raj, Madhu Shalini and Ravi Prakash, had released last Friday. The film that marks Tollywood debut of Sobhita Dhulipala received rave response from the audience on social media. In an exclusive interview with Pinkvilla South, Sobhita speaks up about casting couch, on her upcoming films and much more.
The opening weekend collection of new-age spy thriller Goodachari showed its mammoth range of success at the Box Office, being your Tollywood debut, what do you have to say? How are you planning to celebrate the success?
It is a film that’s passionately been made despite so many constraints. I feel very relieved and encouraged, not only is it my mother tongue debut but it also reinforces the fact that I could choose to be part of sensible or experimental cinema and not feel displaced.
What do you look in scripts while finalizing any movie/role?
The script means everything to me, frankly. I’m a writer’s actor. I’m curious about people and circumstances and look for the authenticity of emotion I Guess.
Even, Mahesh Babu praised the film on Twitter. How do you feel over compliment coming from Tollywood’s superstar and on being trolled by Mahesh Babu fans over a ‘thank you’ reply?
I was more confused than offended. It is a ‘thank you!’ that trolls took off over. Of course, I have immense respect for him, come on! That whole episode was pretty silly.
Even, Nagarjuna was recently trolled after he listed only Mahanati, Rangasthalam and Goodachari among this year’s hits without mentioning Mahesh Babu’s Bharat Ane Nenu, which was also a hit film.
What I choose to remember is how icons like Nagarjuna Sir and Jagapati Babu Sir have been so encouraging and shared such great energy, welcoming me into the Telugu film industry. It’s motivating. One’s character is reflected in their choices after all. I’m glad to have been making ones that make my heart soar.
Do you think, celebrities are an easy target on social media?
Yes, renowned people from all fields receive unnecessary flak so often. Anonymity is misused and it is a terrible thing to want to break somebody’s spirit.
Can you tell us about your three upcoming movies?
Moothon with Nivin Pauly by Geethu Mohandas, an extraordinary adventure fantasy film that is Sundance’s script lab winner. The body with Emraan Hashmi and Rishi Kapoor by Jeethu Joseph. A mini-series with a team of high repute, more on this will be announced soon! There are a couple of films I have signed and will start shooting next month.
Your take on casting couch/nepotism/pay disparity?
I’m too interested in bettering, nurturing and creating. It leaves little room to brood over matters that are discouraging, no matter how pressing.
A genre you are willing to explore?
Period dramas and political thrillers
Of course, you are working with Emraan Hashmi for your next, any other Bollywood actor that you wish to work with?
To be honest, I’m more interested in collaborating with passionate writers. Maybe Rekha Ji actually.