Right to Be

ARTISTS, WRIT­ERS, CHEFS AND MU­SI­CIANS, BAN­GA­LORE­ANS FROM DIF­FER­ENT WALKS OF LIFE TALK ABOUT FREE­DOM IN THEIR SPACE OF WORK AND THEIR DREAM PROJECTS.

India Today - - INSIDE - Cover pho­to­graph by NILOTPAL BARUAH

Artists, writ­ers, chefs and mu­si­cians, Ban­ga­lore­ans from dif­fer­ent walks of life talk about free­dom in their space of work and their dream projects.

SHRADDHA SRI­NATH, 26

Theatre artist turned Kan­nada film ac­tor who de­buted with the in­de­pen­dent film U-Turn and re­ceived ac­co­lades for it, she works in the Kan­nada, Tamil and Tel­ugu in­dustries now.

FREE­DOM IS Spend­ing an en­tire day with­out hav­ing to bother about the di­rec­tor and ban­ner, and be­ing able to pick a film solely for its script and my char­ac­ter in it. It is also about not hav­ing to con­trol my own de­ci­sions based on my role as a ‘hero­ine’ in the in­dus­try.

IF I HAD COM­PLETE FREE­DOM

I would love to do in­de­pen­dent films. Even though I like the com­fort of my van, in­de­pen­dent films make me feel at home. It is here that you can spend time be­ing an ac­tor with­out wor­ry­ing about any­thing else.

Free­dom is be­ing able to pick a film solely for its script and my char­ac­ter in it

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