Most actress just represent a wise and intellectual role on screen but MRS.Rethika is the whole package who can act and at the same time live life to the fullest, both with her expertise in mindful, soulful living and astuteness. She is extremely kind and assertive and treats all individuals with the respect and attention they deserve. She is Truly a gem to the industry.
The feeling seeing yourself on screen?
I become a critic and watch my character on screen and nothing else. I also become an eagle and pick out where I might have missed a little betterment. I remember all the effort I put in behind the screen and I feel happy about it.
Q.HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH THE ATTENTION THAT HOARDS YOU OUTSIDE ?
Imagine an actor and he is walking down the street and nobody gives him/her a second glance. Honestly speaking none of the actors would say this makes them happy. We feel happy when people notice us and give us the attention that we deserve and that’s exactly when we realize we have touched their inner souls in one way or another. Yes, we do crave for privacy as well but it can be managed, when you know where and when to draw the boundaries.
It is a nightmare for an artist to go unrecognized!!
Q.HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH CRITICISM?
I take criticism as well as I take compliment. They are at par with each other. What I like might not mandatorily be liked by others. As long as I know that I have given my 100% I just listen to the criticism and if it is essential I do take it to heart otherwise it’s just a phase. As long as you work hard and be genuine people will accept you.
Q. TELL US ABOUT YOUR FITNESS REGIME?
The most rudimentary principle “Eat when you are hungry and drink when you are thirsty”. I dislike skipping breakfast or skipping meals at any time. When I don’t feel hungry I just eat something light like a fruit or nuts. I love yoga and relish going on long rapid walks. And I prioritize stretches and warmups. Weneed to wrap our head around the fact that you don’t have to work out 24*7, 2-3 days of spot-on physical training will suffice.
Q. WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE QOUTE “THE WORLD IS A STAGE” BY SHAKESPEAR?
I feel, to be straightforward all of us are acting in our daily lives. We dawn the roles of different characters to deal with different situations and scenes in our life. It is like a costume change, I don’t behave the same way I do with strangers with my close friends. Also Bagavad Gita states that all our actions are governed by the cosmos. Life is a stage and it is in our hands to dawn all the roles effectively.
Q. WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE MOVIES?
I appreciate watching Tamil movies. I am a diehard fan of Kamal and Rajini sir. Both of them have movies which I adulate the most. NAYAGAN by Kamal sir and THAPPU THALANGAL by Rajini sir. The god father is also on my list.
When you know how to prioritize and keep a schedule to plan things ahead of time you are always good to go and live a busy life. For me my family which consist of my kids and hubby comes first, my children love me being an actress hence it’s a win win there. My company icebreaker requires a little more of my time and I am thankful I govern it with the help of other people who take care of it when I away for shoots. And when it comes to cinema I pick roles carefully and strategically to make sure to utilize time and make things work.
Q. WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF 10 YEARS FROM NOW?
I don’t see myself or want to see myself in the future that way. Things aren’t meant to be planned in time it’s all about living in the present and leading a wholesome life. I may or may not be what I wanted to be 10 years from now but that hasn’t exactly made me unhappy. Right now I wish to lead each day to the fullest.
Q. WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO TELL YOUR FANS WHO WISH TO FOLLOW YOUR PATH?
The idea is simple we need to question whether our goals are rational or unrealistic. It’s okay to dream of unbelievable things as long as you plan and make sure you equip yourself with the resources mentally and physically to make things work. Always work hard in whatever field you are devoted to and never slack. Also give equal importance to destiny, if it’s meant to happen it will happen no need to ruin your present happiness for something that is hanging by a thread.