Actor Ishitta Dutta on her road to self-discovery

The stunning Dhrishyam star speaks of her love for South Indian films

Actor Ishitta Dutta (sister of actor Tanushree Dutta) is busy shooting for South Indian blockbusters. In conversation about her preference for films down south

She is the beautiful actor from the Ajay Devgn, Tabu and Shriya Saran starrer Drishyam. “It is a movie that has been the biggest turning point in my career,” says the svelte Ishita Dutta as we settle down to chat on the eve of her film release. “Of course I had done work before that but people recognised me and begun to acknowledge my work much more after Drishyam. Even today, after more than three years of the movie having been released, people come and tell me that that they have seen Drishya again and loved my performance in it. It is one of those movies that people watch again and again. Honestly I am waiting for another film like that.”

Ishita Dutta is former actor Tanushree Dutta’s sister. She is synonymous with the popular Hindi soap Ek Ghar Banaunga that literally brought her into the living rooms of audiences across India. In movie stakes, she begun acting with the Telugu film Chanakyudu in 2012, where she starred opposite filmstar Tanish, followed by Rishton Ka Saudagar — Baazigar, opposite Vatsal Sheth, then Drishyam. Her latest outing on the silver screen was the Kapil Sharma comedy, Firangi.

No barriers

So what is the best part about working in South Indian films for Ishitta Dutta? “Well, I have worked in two films down South. Of course, the film scenario has changed over the last 10 years with more scripts centered around women characters. Today there is a balance of all genres: from masala entertainers to biopics to real life.

Medium isn’t a crisis as she is open to the idea of signing on web series. “I am a big fan of online portals… I would love to be a part of an interesting project on the web. I did shoot for a few episodes for a web series but was unable to wrap it due to other commitments.

Shilpi Madan for Sunday Herald

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