Sarika reveals she has ‘never been to school’, recalls she ‘felt bad’ about it: Even today when I see child stars...
Sarika has said that although she has ‘never been to school’, the film industry became her school and college. She added that the directors and the actors she has worked with became her teachers.
Actor Sarika has revealed that she has ‘never been to school’ but added that the 'film industry became my school and college'. In a new interview, Sarika also said that though she felt bad earlier for not having been able to attend school, 'being a cinema person' was her calling card. Talking about choosing projects, Sarika also revealed the three things she notices while selecting scripts. (Also Read | Sarika reveals she 'ran out of money' during Covid-19 lockdown)
Sarika started her film career as a child actor at the age of five in Majhli Didi followed by Hamraaz, Satyakam, Devi among others. She also featured in Geet Gaata Chal, Madhu Malti, Pyaara Dushman, Jaan-E-Bahaar, Jaani Dushman, Sharada, Yeh Vaada Raha, Aasmaan, Parzania, Manorama Six Feet Under, Jab Tak Hai Jaan, and Baar Baar Dekho among many others.
Speaking with News18, Sarika said spoke about never attending school. She said, “This was my destiny. Being a cinema person was my calling card. Life took me on that path through and through. At that point, I felt bad. I feel bad even today when I see that child stars don’t get to go to school and they’ve to work so hard. When I look at the good part of it, the film industry became my school and college. The directors and the actors I’ve worked with became my teachers.”
Talking about how she chooses her projects, Sarika said, “The first thing that comes to my mind when I look at a script is my role, the director and the screenplay. I also ask myself if I’m going to enjoy the process. We do films for different reasons at different points in our lives. I really like to work on a set which makes me feel happy and good. Unfortunately, that many scripts and roles are not there. There are so many good actors and there are only that many scripts. So, at any given point, some of us will wait for a good role or script.”
Sarika was recently seen in Sooraj Barjatya-directed Uunchai, which released in theaters. Uunchai chronicles the story of four friends played by Amitabh Bachchan, Anupam Kher, Boman Irani and Danny Denzongpa. Also starring Neena Gupta and Parineeti Chopra, Uunchai is produced by Rajshri Productions in association with Mahaveer Jain Films and Boundless Media.