They say that a moment can change your life. Well, mine sure did in that one instant when I came on board the team of Slumdog Millionaire. Working with Danny Boyle has probably taught me what 10 acting schools couldn't have in a lifetime. Each day while we were shooting, I'd stumble across something new, I'd learn something that I didn't know before. I think I grew up most during this past one year when I was shooting for Slumdog and then during the adulation we received once the movie was released.
For an ordinary student from St. Xavier's College who always dreamed about being an actress to actually having that dream fulfilled is simply unbelievable. I was an active participant in my college's drama club and I remember I won an award for best supporting actress in an inter collegiate fest for a very difficult role. I still have that trophy and during the months when I struggled to get a part, I'd keep assuring myself that I had it in me to reach for the stars.
I believe hard work, patience and determination have brought me to this point in my life. I also believe that we can never have enough ways to keep in touch with people. And I think that networking sites are here to stay no matter people say. We all lead such busy lives that I can't imagine anyone actually sitting down to write a letter and then go post it! The Internet has brought us closer than we would have ever imagined and I think networking sites come in extremely handy and are a fantastic way to be in touch with friends and family. I've found so many of my lost friends on networking sites that it's simply unbelievable.
iTimes is among the best platforms for us to touch base with people we've lost contact with or even if we just wanna have some fun with friends. It's a cool site to be a member of and has all the features that regular Internet users like me would want in a networking site! I think that fan clubs are a great way to gauge the reaction of your fans. I believe that fans are an actor's greatest support system. Positive reviews or criticism is always welcome as long as they're genuine. I'd want as many Indians as possible to see Slumdog Millionaire. And I'd want them to see it with an unbiased preconceived opinion.
Posted by Freida on Fri, 23 Jan, 2009 [source: itimes.com]