NEW DELHI: Making her small-screen debut with the daily soap 'Ek Duje Ke Vaaste", actress Kanikka Kapur said that make or no makeup, what's more important to her is a purposeful role.
2015 Telugu film 'Tippu' was the first-ever acting project for the beauty. "I always wanted to act. My goal is to make a difference in some way, to touch someone's life and do something substantial. The roles that I want to take up have to have meaning otherwise there is no point of doing anything in life with no meaning," said the actress.
Kanikka is ready for a role where she would have to wear loud makeup and too many jewelleries and she is even fine without any makeup on for a particular role as far as it serves a purpose. "I am fond of jhumkas... the Indian look but I don't care about the look. I don't care if I have too much make-up or no make-up. All I care about is how strong the character is," she said.
She aims to take shows that spread social messages. She said, "I feel like I have a purpose if I do something with a cause. It's good to be helping people in whatever way we can. That (playing a 'naagin' type of a role) is just not me. If I can't connect with something, I feel like I am not being true to myself and I just step away," making clear that she wants to maintain distance from any supernatural role.
Talking about her first TV show 'Ek Duje Ke Vaaste', Kanikka said, "I had auditioned for a different TV project but that didn't work out for me. Luckily the channel (Sony Entertainment Television) people saw my audition from that. It was for a different channel and it was a long commitment."
Later she came to Mumbai and auditioned for the role of the Sony serial and bagged the part. "It's a different concept. The whole shooting is outdoor, so every day is a new day. It is a finite show. There is an end to it. It's a perfect show," said the actress.
For her role, she didn't make any references. "I didn't even watch the first season of 'Ek Duje Ke Vaaste'. We are doing everything naturally," she said.