Andrea Kevichusa, who is in the beginning from Nagaland, is all set to debut with director Anubhav Sinha’s Anek which deals with problems which have plagued the human beings of the North East. She’s one of the protagonists of the film and performs a boxer in it. Andrea has been modelling because the age of 15 and has made a name for herself inside the advert international. She’s been a regular with Sabyasachi Mukherjee and has also labored for pinnacle splendor brands. Andrea talks approximately her journey and her big Bollywood damage and greater in this exclusive chat…
Tell us something about your heritage…
I turned into born and raised in Kohima and I am the youngest of 5 daughters. My past due father belonged to the Angami tribe and my mum to the Ao tribe. Being all women, my siblings and I had a completely sheltered life and in many ways, we still do. My mother and father have been very shielding and my sisters and I usually had strict curfews and a long list of do’s and don’ts. I attended an all-women’ Catholic college, Little Flower Hr. Sec. School till my 10th widespread after which I moved to Shillong, Meghalaya to complete the relaxation of my training. I started out modelling once I changed into 15.
Did you always want to grow to be an actor?
For the entirety of my youth and thru most of my teenage years, my principal ambition turned into to examine medicinal drug in order that I should become a physician and work back domestic in Kohima. Because I was still studying and additionally given the opportunity to explore different matters, I changed into, in a manner, given a gist of what things may be like for me if I chose to pursue modelling. I loved that I became part of such creative tasks and so, the notion of taking on a greater conventional career took a exceptional path when I gave modelling a shot.It ought to had been difficult to juggle studies and modelling?
It’s hard to explain my journey as being ‘easy sailing’, but on the equal time it’s hard to argue otherwise as nicely. I needed to go away my domestic at 16 to pursue my higher schooling whilst additionally having to travel to Mumbai each summer season/winter wreck to paintings. Having to juggle shoots and studies become an uphill undertaking in itself. I would often must prepare for upcoming checks in flights and in-among shoots. It changed into definitely a hard transition, being a lady from a small town and seeking to discern out how the real global works. After completing my schooling, I moved to Mumbai and I didn’t recognise all people within the town except my work peers. I needed to determine a lot of factors out by myself. But the ones experiences made me a more potent and an impartial person. I were capable of travel to many places and develop so much more as someone than I could have, had I chosen a one of a kind direction in life.How did you get Anek?
The possibility to behave in Anek came to me as a complete surprise. I had moved to Mumbai a few months before being solid. I acquired news from my agent that I had to visit a assembly for a film. We did not have any similarly information about the role since it changed into confidential at that factor. I don’t forget being excited to visit the meeting due to the fact, being 18, I turned into eager to try some thing new. And Bollywood was some thing I become completely surprising with. When I met Anubhav Sinha sir, the writer and director of Anek, he advised me that he desired to cast me in his subsequent film, not simplest because the woman lead however as a boxer as well. I bear in mind wondering “ummm are you sure you have got the right female?!!”. When I acquired the script, I turned into happy to locate that Aido, my character within the film, became an empowered three-dimensional person that I should explore substantially. The function wasn’t there to push the plot ahead, but built to grow and have the ability of being able to stand on its own merit. Aido is an unbiased man or woman that very plenty embodies a robust lady lead.
How did you prepare for the role?
To be completely sincere, I became ‘gifted’ the role by using Anubhav sir, who changed into kind sufficient to see the capacity in me. I put in a ton of difficult work after that, with my boxing and performing instructions. I additionally had to work on my Hindi for the film. Because it is an motion mystery, we needed to make the fights look as sensible as feasible. To achieve that, I needed to take movement training instructions. I additionally learned the way to experience a motorcycle. It took an extended duration of hard-paintings and education to get me to where I became for the film. I’m so glad I were given to no longer best examine, however hone so many new abilities.