Kanishka says, “About 10 years ago, I did an item number for a south film called Devaraya. The song was titled Baavalu Meeku Tondarekkuva. However, I had requested the makers not to include my name in the credits because I didn’t want anyone in my family to know that I had done an item number. They don’t watch South films, so I thought no one would know about it. Post that, I was offered an item song in an Akshay Kumar film, but declined it because I didn’t want to upset my family. Back then, I thought I would get slotted and I didn’t want that. I got similar offers and declined all of them. But now when I look back, I feel like I let go of good opportunities.”
Talking about how tiimes have changed, she says, “So many actresses have got famous just by doing item numbers. That is why I sometimes feel like I missed out on opportunities. But then I tell myself it was meant to be this way.”
Meanwhile on the work front, Kanishka says she is not focussing on TV for now. “I want to explore the online medium. Of course if I get a strong character in a TV show, I will take it up,” she says.