Egypt Through The Eyes Of Sayani Gupta
GlobalSpa|Egypt Through the Eyes of Sayani Gupta
“I believe that acting cannot be narrowed down to one particular language or one particular culture.” what could better encapsulate actress Sayani Gupta and her everlasting love for cinema than this? The Kolkata born actress is known for her stellar series of performances like Inside Edge, Margarita With A Straw, Jolly LLB 2, and Second Marriage Dot Com. She is a powerhouse of emotions with her effortlessly embodying all characters. With an immense passion for acting and storytelling, sayani brings with her a depth and diversity to small and big screens alike.
Parineeta Sethi

Starting off, how did your journey as an actor begin in the first place? Was it something you always dreamed of growing up?

I did dream of it, subconsciously. Somewhere in the back of my mind, I always wanted to be an actor. My father was a theater actor and a musician, and he somewhat influenced me to think about it, but I was afraid to bring it up in front of my mother. To actually trace back to where it began, my first ever stage performance was when I was three. Then, later on in my life, I continued doing theater while being in Calcutta. These were all stepping steps for the larger journey. It is always the smaller steps that take you towards your eventual goal.

You have been part of projects across all platforms, be it the big screen or small screens. Ultimately, what is the vision you’re looking for yourself as an actor?

I don’t think platforms really matter. What matters is the kind of work and the stories you narrate through the journey of your work. I desire to work with brilliant people whose work I love, not just in India, but across countries, continents and across languages. I believe that acting cannot be narrowed down to one particular language or one particular culture. As actors, you can do any kind of work across the globe. That is my ultimate dream. I wish I can work with people and directors from all kinds of film industries, whether Iranian films, Hungarian films, American films, British films, or Korean films.

We have seen you portray characters that have been off the beat so far, take your debut in Margarita With A Straw and even Four More Shots Please! How do you keep yourself inspired by that aspect? Is it always a conscious decision to choose roles depicting such strong characters?

I choose instinctively. I do not really plan or have a sure short vision which defines what kind of people I want to work with or this is how I want to go about in my career. I analyse if I want a story to be associated with me and if that particular role is challenging me as an actor. Otherwise, what’s the point? If there is something I have not done before, it challenges me in my craft, and the intent of the director I am working with, it is all a mix of this to help me decide.

You have often mentioned shunning conventional beauty standards and simply ‘being’. Personally, what does beauty imply for you?

I think beauty is such an overused term. When I see someone, irrespective of their gender, what really attracts me or makes me think this person is beautiful is the beauty of the soul. The energy a person exudes, the smile, the aura, the positivity, the natural glow in the skin, and the shine in their eyes, all of that. That is how a person seems beautiful to me. I honestly believe that if a person is not good from the inside, they will not look beautiful from outside. Your fitness levels, what you eat, what you drink, how you take care of yourself, everything makes for your inner beauty. Beauty is overall, and way above cosmetic concepts.

How do you best unwind and relax at the end of a long day?

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