Just like that!
SHE CALLS herself an incorrigible extrovert. She loves to be with people. Though she does have moments of solitude to cherish.
Tannishtha Chatterjee who was seen in a principle role in Bas Yun Hi (a dud at the box office) resorted to films out of sheer fun. "Fate took me there. It was not planned. Theatre was my passion and music a hobby," chips in Tannishtha.
After pursuing her graduation in Chemistry (Hons.) from Venkateshwara College, Delhi, she applied to the National School of Drama. She had not even thought in her wildest dreams that she would crack the NSD entrance. "NSD required grass roots theatre which I didn't have," says Chatterjee. To her surprise she got through. "It brought a dramatic change in my life. Three years of NSD was a great experience. The craft of theatre and interacting with students from different parts of the country pruned my personality," puts in Tannishtha with a sense of pride.
Hailing from a purely academic family taking this decision was not easy. She was thrown out of the house the moment she showed her urge to join NSD. "If NSD was not a full scholarship I would not have fulfilled my dream," reveals Tannishtha.
Music is an integral part of her personality. She is trained in Hindustani classical vocal. She also took lessons in thumri and dadra from Shanti Hirananda. Remember the popular Road title track, which made waves? Tannishtha gave her voice to it. She says that was a "sheer accident".
May God bless everybody with such accidents!
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