‘I read Bhagavad Gita four times during my time in jail’
It’s been months since you got
My day begins with a cup of tea. Having a cup of tea is very important for me. I exercise and plan my schedule. I attend shoots. I love cooking.
How did your neighbours react when you came home?
My neighbours welcomed me when I came home. They were aware of what was going on. They were receptive when I came home. Many have visited my home and enquired about my health.
There were rumours about a quarrel between you and
We never fought with each other. The general notion is that two actors, if placed in one room, are bound to fight with each other. That is not true. We never had an opportunity to fight. In fact, if she was low, I would check on her and if I was feeling down she would ask me if I was okay, because we were the only two people who knew each other. And on humanitarian grounds, that is the least we could do. I have been raised to be headstrong and stand up for what I believe in. I knew that I am being fixed in something I am not connected to. I was waiting for something good to happen.
How did you manage food, especially ragi balls, served at the prison?
Ragi balls are really good but I was not interested in eating food during my stay in the prison. The reason was nothing good that I was trying for happened — that is bail order from lower courts.
Not many of your well-wishers in Sandalwood came forward to extend moral support to you. Why is that?
No one came in my support. Actually, I don’t need anyone’s support. I knew that I have to fight on my own in this case. I read a lot of books. I read
Are you disappointed with the whole episode?
Yes, I am disappointed. No child likes her parents to get harassed. I am very sad that my parents were subjected to a lot of embarrassment. Some people made adverse comments against them. If these people want to fight with me, they must fight me. I am ready to fight.
Will you continue attending get-togethers?
I am a socialite. I love to be a socialite. I continue attending get-together events because these events provide me to interact with people and discuss ideas.
You have acted in Ragini IPS, a
I felt like a cop. They also treated me like a cop. I thank God and the producer for giving me an opportunity to act in Ragini IPS. Many girls have joined
You did a lot of social work during the lockdown. Will you continue with them?
Yes, I will continue to help the needy people. I am very proud of helping needy people through Ragini Dwivedi Foundation. My mother and I cooked food for Covid warriors. We distributed food and groceries to the needy people during the lockdown.
I have a helping nature. I will continue helping needy people. The lockdown has provided an opportunity to interact with people. I have collected many amazing stories.
Are you contemplating entering politics? If so, which
I got amazing offers from all political parties. All the political parties have approached me but I am yet to take a call on this. Politics is a good platform to serve people. I want to have an important position in the political party. They have to give the position with which I can serve people. If I am good at helping people in education, the party should allow me to work in the education field.
We heard producers have approached you for their films. Could you elaborate?
Yes, some movie producers have approached me. I have signed a movie recently. Its script is amazing. There are few more movies but I am yet to take a call on them. My movie Naane CM is scheduled to release in April. Its shooting was completed before the lockdown. The other thing is my name appears in the list of Big Boss contestants every year.
Many are of the opinion that you were fixed in a drug case because you are an outsider. What is your advice to upcoming heroines, especially those from other languages, in Sandalwood?
I am not an outsider. I am a Kannadiga. I can speak Kannada better than 90 percent of people in Karnataka. It helped me interact with people from all regions of