Gladrags MegaModel winner, anchor, host, theatre performer, fashionista and now a film actress; Rupali Suri is heading to become an entertainment all-rounder. She played the Indian National Congress President Sonia Gandhi “with a difference” in Bharat Dabholkar’s directorial comic satire play Bottoms Up. And she’ll be seen next in Ram Gopal Varma’s upcoming south India film – Lakshmi’s NTR.
Question 1 – Tell us about your journey so far in the industry?
The Journey so far has been fantastic. There have been a lot of ups and downs. It’s been a roller coaster ride. Lots of hardships and failures. Its taught me so much and I have grown so much as a person. I have thoroughly enjoyed it so far.
Question 2 – How do you feel being a part of Ram Gopal Varma’s upcoming south Indian film – LAKSHMI’S NTR?
I wouldn’t want to reveal a lot about my film. I am just waiting for the audience reactions.
Question 3 – According to you which actor / actress / anyone from the industry is the most fashionable and inspiring, with whom you would want to work in future?
There are so many. I like Deepika as a fashion icon. I also like a lot of Hollywood actors. They are fabulous fashion icons. I would like to work with a lot of new actors and directors. Rajkumar Rao is just phenomenal with his work. There are so many people that I would want to work with.
Question 4 – How do you manage to maintain your gorgeous body?
Yes it takes a lot of effort. I workout. I do llot of my dance riyaaz. I am a classical dancer too. I do lot of jazz dancing as well. But there is no other way or a format of exercise than dance that I have discovered in my life. Yes I do my normal running, jogging and little gymming here and there and that keeps me fit.
I also eat well so I make sure that I eat moderate. I eat in balance. I give my body enough protein and nutrition that is required. So I don’t diet so consciously . But I eat moderate.
Question 5 – What other project’s are you currently working or looking forward too?
I am currently working on a web series with zeenat Aman in it. It’s her first web series. And I am really looking forward to it. I don’t have a lot of scenes with her but I am really hoping that I have scenes with her.
Question 6 – Recently many stories were shared by many actors and actresses on #METOO, did you ever in your journey faced any such situations or any other barrier you had to overcome?
It is a fabulous movement and I just hope that the reusult on the movement shows very precisely.I only want my industry to come out of it and just be a little more logical, rational and giving work on basis of talent and righteousness. The deserving people should get work. I really hope that this movement has made a lot of difference in the industry. I only feel bad for people who have suffered this. I don’t know how much will it affect but I am really hoping that it gives a positive response in the industry and deserving and right candidate gets work.
Question 7 – If not a model and actress which Career would you choose and why?
I don’t know actually. Because I started working so early in my life as a child and as a teenager actor. This is the only option I saw. But if given an option I would take up my dad’s business. My dad is into the fashion business I think I would have done something in that line for sure.
Question 8 – If you were given a chance to remake a movie – which one?
If there was any movie that I could work on or if there can be any remake, I have always been inspired by this movie which is a yash Chopra movie called Lamhe. I watched it when I was a child. It was a movie ahead of its time. It was a movie which was so progressive when it released. I still remember I was in school and I was very young. When I saw that movie I was like Omg! can we even have a concept like this. I would want to work in a movie like that, in a concept like that which is so progressive yet so romantic. It has that feeling of romance and love and everything in it.