“My father loves Jasmin flowers. There was a Jasmin plant on our balcony as well when I was born. So it was decided that my name would have to start with the alphabet ‘J’, my father named me Jasmin,” says the Bigg Boss 14 contestant.
From print ads to films, TV, and music videos, the actor has explored different mediums so far. The web is something that is on the cards next.
“I think as an artist I am always hungry to do more. Platforms have never been a concern if the character I am offered is a strong, has layers and allows me to explore my capabilities. I need to like the character, adapt and internalise to make things work out,” she says.
Talking about her experience of working in the South Indian film industry, Jasmin adds,
“It was great. I started from there, I was a beginner, so for me, my first film was like a school from where I learned what a camera is and what camera angles are, how we shoot, expressions, movements, postures… It was a beautiful period because I met some beautiful people who were patient and taught me many things.”
Sharing memories of making Vaanam and working with STR aka Silambarasan, the actor says that everything about her debut film was special.
“I was doing a movie with such a big Tamil star, so it meant a lot to me. The casting was actually quite a process because they called me for the audition, but I got rejected the first time and then they called me again but the shooting schedule got canceled. Then I got a call for the third time and finally, the movie happened. So it was a long process but an interesting one. And it was a great team to work with,” she says.
From then till now, Jasmin has only grown as an artist. “Whenever I am doing a project I go with a blank slate in mind. I ask my directors, co-actors what needs to be done. I do not go there thinking as if I know everything because every project, every team, every story, every character is different, so it’s better to go with a fresh mind so that you can learn new things and improvise accordingly,” she explains.