About Shwetha Menon –
Me – Hi Shwetha, thank you so much for sparing the time to speak with me. So, what’s keeping you busy during these lockdown days?
The lockdown seemed like a boon in the beginning, an opportunity to spend time with the family, try new things, especially to cook new things for the family, and all in all – enjoy a long-awaited break. But only so till the April end. From May onwards, there was some confusion as uneasiness and restlessness started creeping in.
Everything, including the food, the lifestyle, all turned simple and normal. The questions – that were haunting – included – how long and how far? Now, in June, I am quite a carte blanche, but feel more hopeful as parts of the country start wriggling out of the lockdown and the general mood turning not so somber.
Me – Very true, we were all feeling confused…. Thanks for asking Shwetha, they are fine….
Well, if you hadn’t been an actor, what would you be?
Me – Alright, which is your most favorite character/role on the silver screen (Bollywood/Hollywood)? If you were to play it, what, if anything, would you do differently?
I admire her performance for the complexity of emotions that often engulfs the character; torn between her love and empathy for children and her disdain and derision for her husband’s unchaste ways. On her own, she is a victim of both the life and the lack of it.
Now, if I were to play it (good god!), I would have added few glimpses of the love life or few pages from the life of Violet as an inveigling and luscious woman who would have loved the life before things turned quite a
Me – Wow! Both Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts are amongst my favourite actors too!! Now, who’s your favorite author and book? Why?
Me – Great! Joseph Campbell goes on my wishlist!! What is your personal favorite performance of yourself?
Me – Great choices! Award winning too!! Now, in life, what makes you smile and what scares you the most?
Me – Yeah, that’s true for most of us…. Now, can you tell me one humorous story from your acting career?
Me – Ha Ha, that must have been a real face-palm moment!! Now the next one, is there a role you have not played but would like to someday?
Me – Yeah, Elsa Pataky become more well known, commercially, after her appearances in the Fast & Furious series. Now a curveball! If you ever got stranded on a remote island, and you could choose 5 items to have with you, which ones would they be?
Me – Sensible! Well, which of your roles was the most challenging for you to capture?
Me – Yes, that must have been stressful… Now the last one! After the lockdown ends, which film/serial will we see you next in?
Me – That wraps it up Shwetha, thank you so much for your time and it was such a pleasure having this conversation with you! All the best for your future endeavors and stay safe!!
So that was my conversation with Shwetha Menon, thanks for reading!