Having pursued higher studies in the Capital, newbie actor Vishakha Singh says she’s seen the good as well as the rough side of Delhi. “Since I studied in the city, I’m well aware of the hangout places here. I have shopped from Lajpat Nagar and Sarojini Nagar markets a lot. And, since I travelled by buses everywhere, I’ve encountered men trying to get close or staring at you. I’ve also faced men making snide remarks. In fact, I have bashed up so many boys in Delhi!” says Vishakha, whose latest film, Bajatey Raho, released on Friday.
The 26-year-old actor has had a busy year so far. Her other big releases this year have been Fukrey and Ankur Arora Murder Case, and Vishakha is happy with the response both the films garnered. “I am really happy with the way the two movies turned out and with the critical reception I got for them. Fukrey, of course, has become a big hit everywhere, but even with Ankur Arora Murder Case I have received a lot of praise,” she says.
Vishakha, who has worked in largely with newbie directors in her career so far, says she’s doing so consciously. “I’m a huge flagbearer for new directors and small-budget films. We must encourage films that matter,” she says. Not many know that the actor was introduced to Bollywood by filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker in the film, Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey (2010). “I’m in the film industry because of Ashutosh. He’s my mentor and someone I’d really like to work with in the future,” she says.