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Colourful presence


AMONG THE newer lot, she is ranked pretty high. Confident, chirpy and quick-witted, Swathi has carved a niche for herself on the telly. A student of medicine, the bubbly anchor has been handling Colours on MAA TV with a surgical precision and a good enough dose of humour.

Having completed more than 75 successful episodes of Colours, Swathi recalls her tryst with the camera. "I was not very keen but agreed for a screen test due to my aunt's prodding. The first instinct on seeing all the paraphernalia like lights and camera, was to flee the place," she laughs. But she stayed back, quickly adapting to the demands of a telly show and never looked back since then.

Given Swathi's adept handling, Colours, which is an interactive programme with viewers calling in, quickly rose on the popularity charts. "The programme brought me lot of recognition and made me a celebrity of sorts," she says cheerily. Few promos and anchoring a couple of filmstar-cricket matches later, Swathi caught the attention of the film industry. And offers for the big screen followed.

"As of now, film offers do not interest me much. I am more inclined towards finishing studies and do my bit to society with the knowledge gained in medicine," says Swathi.

T. LALITH SINGH

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