has been said that Mrs Rajkumar changed your name.
Can you comment?
family is very well known to us and they launched
me in their banner. Parvathamma generally consults
astrologers and she suggested that my name should
start with R. So I opted for Ramya but after Kuthu,
everyone started calling me Kuthu Ramya. I did
not like the sound of it. Now I have changed to
Divya. I am fine with both the names.
Have you met
He had come to watch
Polladhavan but unfortunately I could not get
to meet or speak with him.
What is your opinion on woman entering film world?
industry is like any other industry. If someone
is interested to be in film line they can do it.
It is just like any other profession and everyone
is welcome to try their luck. Gender has no relevance.
Do you feel the
industry is safe for women?
I don’t think
the industry is unsafe or anything like that.
It solely depends on how one behaves. Every profession,
in that way has its own shortfalls and it is up
to the individual.
is your first film? How did you get the opportunity?
in Kannada is my first film. Punith’s wife
is a family friend and they saw a few pictures
of mine and I got the offer.
Out of the 20
odd films that you have done, which is closest
to your heart?
I like all my films.
But if you ask me to choose, I would say Vaaranam
Aayiram in Tamil and Amrutha Dhare in Kannada.
Shooting in a
military area for Vaaranam Aayiram?
It was a great experience.
Usually, no films are allowed to shoot in their
premises. I should thank the military people for
letting us shoot there. We were asked to shoot
without disturbing their schedule. They were all
very nice, highly disciplined. When Suriya wore
the military uniform, he looked just like an army
officer. In the evenings after the shoot, we used
to visit the residence of the army officers and
spend some time. When we heard how they fought
many wars and saved our nation, we felt so small
in front of them. It was a totally different experience
shooting in army premises.
Places you have visited
I was born in Karnataka, I studied in Ooty. I
have toured whole of Tamil Nadu. I have shot in
many places in Andhra Pradesh.
Are your parents
My parents have
always given me ample freedom. They trust me completely
and are sure that I am a mature person with head
on my shoulders. When I am in Bangalore, I should
be back home before 7.30 or 8 P M. Even now, I
am not allowed to go out beyond certain time.
In fact my friends laugh at me for this. But it
is fine with me.
you had not become an actress, what profession
would you have chosen?
would have either become a veterinary doctor as
I love animals or I would have become a teacher.
The roles that
you would like to essay?
I want to try out
diverse roles. I would like to try my hands in
comedy. I am also keen to do a role of a village
Any other films?
I am listening to
a lot of scripts. I don’t want to rush in
and sign projects left, right and centre. I am
looking to work in films where I have a substantial
role. No more two heroine subject for me.
the film world is protesting over issues, you
are not there. Why?
truth is that nobody calls me. If there is an
invitation, I would definitely like to participate.
I am not against anyone. I also feel that politics
should be kept away from cinema.
What are your
favorite places in Bangalore?
I like to go to
movies, chill out at home. There is a new UV mall
which is a nice place to shop.
inputs: Annadurai, Hemananth