December 25, 2011 Y. Sunitha Chowdhary
"I have not given my hundred percent to Facebook, it happened all of a sudden. After doing the film I realized movies are serious business, you got to know the language well, your character and have to get into it completely," says Ayshickka the newest face in Telugu Films.
The pretty girl from Bihar is born in Bangalore, stayed in Mumbai for a while before making Chennai her home. She has done about forty commercials the popular one being the jewellery advertisement in which she plays actor Sarathkumar's daughter. Back in Chennai after wrapping up RP Patnaik's latest film Facebook the actor says she loves Chennai and has been there for about eight years now.
"My dad has his business here and I'm still studying, doing MBA. I got a few portfolios done when I was in college and started modeling. I'm focused on modeling as it doesn't take a lot of time and it gives me time to study as well as pursue my dance classes. I am a Bharatanatyam dancer."
Ayshickka knows her priorities very well and has planned her life perfectly, she is no hurry to sign movies. She avers, "I wasn't prepared for Facebook. The director just called me up and asked me to come down to Hyderabad. He told me the story and next day I started shooting. I wasn't camera shy because of my modeling experience. I have age and time on my side, and am the only one in my family to learn Bharatanatyam and get a portfolio done, basically I'm preparing myself for a big launch."
The actor had done a Tamil film too directed by Vijay's father, it was his 66th film and a newcomer worked as her hero; the film released in 2010. It was because of the film she became a familiar face in Chennai's film circle. She does get calls, offers even now but the actor has made up her mind not to do any until she gets a plum offer.
Actually known as Archana, the actor recently changed her name. One amongst the five sisters, she keeps travelling from Mumbai to Chennai. How do her relatives back in Bihar take to her mini celebrity status? "For my parents it is any other job, they understand what I do and are very supportive, they get excited when they see me on television. Relatives find it vague, they look at my job with apprehension but I have learnt to ignore it."