Karishma Sharma: I want to play Mata Hari or Meena Kumari
Karishma Sharma who is enjoying the success of her recent release Hrithik Roshan starrer Super 30 talks about her dream role and her journey in the industry from the small screen to the big screen
Karishma Sharma is making waves with her latest though brief appearance with Hrithik Roshan in Super 30. She looks ravishing in her brief dance appearance. Ravi Raj Sinha, caught up with her for a brief chat
Tell us about your journey.
I am from Patna. I came to Mumbai when I was 18 because my mom is from Mumbai. I struggled hard for reaching where I am today. The first thing I did was to work as an assistant to Nikhil Advani in the Movie D-Day. After that I did TV serial Pavitra Rishta, acted in Pyaar ka Punchnama 2, Life Sahi Hai, Ragini MMS, Comedy Circus and now I did Super 30 with Hritik Roshan. So that is quite a journey from small parts to big parts.
What role would you like to do as an actor?
I want to do a role where I can actually use my capabilities as an actor and which is challenging for me as well. I would love to play the role of the iconic spy Mata Hari or the role of Meena Kumari as she is one of my favourite actresses.
What is your opinion about the quality of TV serials and Hindi soap operas?
I think these serials are popular for a reason. There are a lot people in the rural areas who can not go out and watch films. It is specially true for women who are mostly there at home. It’s good entertainment for them and the content is also becoming better with time. Then TV is a medium that can impart knowledge and information too. When kids watch TV, they try to follow what they watch. So this medium has to be used quite deftly.
Is the entertainment world any different for women?
I think it differs from person to person and how a person wants to be treated. I don’t think there is sexism in the industry. In the industry, there are women filmmakers like Zoya Akhtar who are making good films. If you are good at your work then you will not be treated differently. But yes, women have to work harder to prove their worth. That is everywhere I think.
Have you ever tried a Bhojpuri film as you hail from Bihar?
No. I don’t think I wanted to do Bhojpuri films and I don’t speak Bihari. Right now, I am not looking at it.