Talented film and TV actor Sameksha, of Sony show Porus fame, is looking forward to the release of her Hindi film Pranaam, opposite Rajeev Khandelwal, on 9th August.
“This Sanjiv Jaiswal directed effort, unlike most psychological thrillers that seem to rule the roost, is a hardcore action film about crime and politics in Uttar Pradesh. It will remind you of the masala cinema of yore.”
“My and Rajeev’s poor characters are studying for the IAS exams, but then things go wrong, which drives him to become a wanted gangster, while I become the town DM (district magistrate).”
“Agreed, our film does not boast of big names, yet at one time Rajeev was hailed as the Shah Rukh Khan of the small screen. The cast also includes fellow TV actors Anirudh Dave, Vikram Gokhle, Atul Kulkarni and Abhimanyu Singh.” She was last seen on the tube in Colors supernatural show, Tantra. Prior to that, she had done Yahaan Main Ghar Ghar Kheli, Arjun and P.O.W – Bandi Yuddh Ke.
“Today times have changed, and content-driven films are making a mark. And I am confident of success, for our concept of exam papers will resonate with people in the north belt.”
“Rajeev is a great co-star and it was fun working with him. He perfectly fits the character,” added she.
Looking ahead, Sameksha, who has also done south and Punjabi flicks, now wants to try her hand at web series. Unlike many actors, she is not closed to the idea of doing bold roles, “But yes, they should be required by the script and not just added for titillation. Also, it is not that we really go nude. Rather, we play with the camera. And yes, we do wear something to cover the breasts.”
But today Netflix has frontal nudity as well? “Yes, but I don’t think I am cut out for going in the buff. I rather look for roles where we can cheat with the bold stuff.”
“Having said that, I am always ready to push the envelope. My Olympia character in Porus was raped by her husband in the first scene. Also, I started the bare back trend in TV for the same historical fantasy, which has now been telecast in over forty countries.”