Sangeetha is considered by the film industry to be every man’s fantasy. “It’s not like I’m new to this industry. I’ve been here for more than a decade and I’ve been successful in all four languages,” she says. And she seems in no hurry to sign more films. “Where are the interesting scripts for a heroine here? I’d rather do one good film a year than a dozen that have no meaning,” she says.
“I agree that money is important but I make enough in Telugu films. Filmmakers are confident that I can do any character.” In her latest film, Dhanam, Sangeetha plays a sex-worker. Scenes from the film show her at her glamorous best, though some say it is vulgar. “Somehow I cannot associate the word ‘glamour’ with my role. Honestly, do you find classy-looking sex-workers on the streets? Dhanam is a prostitute for whom clothes are a hindrance. She wears a saree in a provocative way. She wears heavy make-up,” said Sangeetha.
“I was never interested in acting initially. I was so blasé about everything. Meeting director Krishna Vamsi changed me. He taught me to perceive, think and analyze the character I’d be playing in a film. I became focused and began taking my profession seriously,” said Sangeetha.
Her mother’s surgery last year and her subsequent recovery have brought a new sense of priorities. “I think I’ve spent too much time making money. I don’t do too many outdoor shoots because I want to spend more time with my mum,” she explains. Does her future include marriage? “I don’t have a plan. I’ve never had one. I’m very content with what I have. I have no big ambition. I would like to act even after I marry but then it wouldn’t be my decision alone.”