Hush Hush and Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas actor Madhu Kandhari feels after pandemic artistes are getting higher alternatives to work regardless of their location.
“Location is no more a constrain for any actor. They can be anywhere in the country, if they are suitable for a certain character, they can easily audition as well as give a screen test online and travel anywhere required. It’s a win-win situation for all as commuting too is much easy now. For actors it saves living cost in expensive cities and for makers they get local artistes at less budget and also bring the real flavour in the story line,” says the actor final seen enjoying a kin of 1 the victims within the sequence Delhi Crime-2 and a Haryanvi lady in Gandhi Godse Ek Yudh.
Kandhari provides, “I agree that opportunities are better if you stay in Mumbai. Still, artistes from MP, Bihar, UP and Delhi are getting good work as they bring authenticity to the character of that place.”
She began with a small position in a mega undertaking. “It’s a blessing that I got to played a small role in PK (2014) and a RAW agent in Madras Café (2013). The length of the roles was not as big but working with Raj Kumar Hirani and Shoojit Sircar was a life-changing experience for me. With them I realised how important it is to have a defined script for each shot and undying efforts they put in each frame. Since then, I understand that the length of the role really doesn’t matter anymore.” The younger actor additionally runs a theatre group Natyautsav in her hometown Delhi.
Having performed a lead in OTT movie Mrs Scooter, the actor just isn’t trying ahead to do TV.
“Initially, I was like if a role is meant for me, it will reach me. But now, I have learnt that, like any other field, you need to reach out to people, show them what you are capable of and in that process, you get to learn a lot.”
Kandhari has a number of tasks lined up. “I have shot for OTT series White Gold which is based on opium farming, I’m in talks for two projects with (Raj Kumar) Santoshi sir for Lahore and he might revive Battle of Saragarhi. I will be doing a travel-based film Adheera. Besides, I have a done a Punjabi short film Ishq Ibadat,” she concludes.