Sudepta Adhikari is a writer and film maker who intends to change the world’s perspective through her lens. She started her career in 2016 and is a founder of SHERO production house in Nepal. Currently working on a web series, feature length scripts and planning a short film, Sudepta has her hands full. To find out what makes Sudepta’s life beautiful, Sajina Nepali from WOW caught up with her.
What do you love about your work
I am really fascinated by the behind-the-scenes chaos that happens on the set. The camera, lights, crew and everything related to shoot really energises me and I am most happy around those things.
What makes a person beautiful
What makes you beautiful
My honesty and ability to make people feel comfortable around me.
What makes life beautiful
A positive attitude towards life and appreciating little things with a big heart and smile
What tickles your funny bones
What makes you smile
Spending time with animals and mostly dogs
Jim Carrey because he makes people laugh not only with the script but also with his humour. I feel like my energy matches his.
Therapy for happiness
Food, animals and nature
Calvin Klein, Dolce and Gabbana light blue and Versace
You are addicted to
Having fruitful conversations anytime, anywhere, with anyone.
On your wish list
I want to globalise my film
You stay fit by
Gym and a proper day to day routine
Best year of your life
During lockdown 2019 to 2022 because those were the years where I found clarity in my vision for life and started travelling and working for my films.
Myself because my style depends upon my mood, and I dress accordingly but mostly it would be a comfortable fit.
Always in your handbag
Favourite holiday destination
You always struggle with
I am very bad at timing and the fact that I have no regrets about that.
Best thing about being you
I am brutally honest about things and can confront people on their face.
Make up… can’t do without
Eye liner as it makes my eyes look attractive
Favourite makeup brand
Three things you absolutely do to look your best
Be confident, put on a comfy outfit, and carry money
On a bad hair day
I am very much into haircare so don’t really have a bad hair day.
One tip you learnt that makes you photo ready
Smile, it always works
What do you like doing in your spare time
I try to do everything I enjoy: be it going to some good places or café hopping or food hunting.
Books or movies
Favourite place to eat in Kathmandu
One thing you can’t do without
What advice would you give to your younger self
Stop expecting emotional validation from others
Younger version of Tom Hanks, I find him very intelligent, and his acting is at peak.
Have you ever been told to change something about yourself
Yes, people always tell me speak less but I am not planning on changing that.
Movies that inspire you
Every movie inspires me in some way. A good movie inspires me to work hard and have that passion towards film making, and a bad movie inspires me learn about things I need to avoid while making a film.
A quote you live by
In this journey of life, you should be able to accept your flaws and not seek validation from others.