Ridhi Dogra, the well known Indian TV actress happens to have something in common with the Hollywood heartthrob and famous Aussie Hugh Jackman! As it turns out, Ridhi has been coached by Chris Edmund when she attended his workshop. The same Chris Edmund who is a coach to Hugh Jackman. Interesting enough?
The actress went to talk at length about her once in a lifetime opportunity. She said, “He was opening a small workshop. Not for beginners but for actors to sharpen their skills”, informs Ridhi “There was no single reason to deny him. I have learnt great new things and techniques. It will be helpful for me in future. Earlier, we used to enact whatever was written in the script. Now after attending this workshop I have the confidence to suggest and show the director what other things I can do.”
Talking about her acting career, Ridhi believes that there is always a scope for actors to grow.
As per Ridhi, “In any field, the moment you say I know it all, it all gets over. Even if you know everything, you get trapped inside your own patterns. Of course, people love to create an image but it misses the excitement of the challenge. I am a filmy freak too. I attend many film fests like MAMI morning to night. I try to learn something from each shot. I don’t know where I am going with this, but learning new things definitely helps,” says Ridhi who was last seen as a cameo in ‘Diya Aur Baati Hum’.
Talking about Chris Edmund, Ridhi gladly says, “His reaction was very, very good.”
She further added, “We were doing a classical play of a Russian author. I was difficult to play because the level was of Shakespeare. There were many other participants too but the coach Edmund came to me and said if ever it gets on stage in India, I must be the one to do it. He said repeated these words no less than three times. This makes me confident that I am on the right track.”
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