The theatrical touch
Anjali Patil garnered positive acclaim for her portrayal of a gutsy Naxal in Chakravyuh last year.
The film marked her debut in Bollywood but the Nashik-born actress is still true to theatre. Currently shooting for a Kannada film, Anjali is happy with the way her acting career is moving. In a chat with CS, the dusky beauty shares the reason behind her switch from stage to the big screen:
I learned acting from Pune University where I did my graduation too, but then I switched to directing. In fact, I was a gold medalist from PU. Later, I finished my direction course from National School of Drama. In theatre, I realised that I can’t fulfill myself as an actor but I definitely have the knack to direct. I’m too scared to face the crowd, to be frank. I’d do a better job as a director.
Theatre people will kill me for this but they must be more than happy that I’m doing films. After all, not many students who complete filmmaking courses choose acting for a career! As of now, I’m shooting and have commitments. However, I plan to direct Macbeth someday; that’s my dream project.
Gypsy in me
I’m very much rooted in Nashik and when I’m in Mumbai, I miss my hometown a lot. I’m a ‘Mumbaiya’ for the past one year now. As a result, I have been exploring the city. You get to travel a lot if you are a part of the industry. Being a traveler, I am more than happy working here.