The daughter of Kollywood’s star couple, Sharanya Bhagyaraj, an actress herself, is rarely seen in films these days. So what is she up to? Well, the pretty lass has found something that keeps her favourably engaged. She is into the art and business of leather jewellery.
we caught up with the actress at an exhibition of designer jewellery, she and her mother Poornima Bhagyaraj held in the city recently. The actress was only too happy to share her latest interest with us.
Is jewellery making your hobby?
Actually I got interested in bead jewellery and trained in it last year. Then one of my friends suggested that I display my creations in an exhibition along with her.
I agreed and my designs were received well. Leather jewellery caught my fancy too and I learnt to make it. I am also into making murals.
Leather jewellery is a new idea. How did you take it up?
It is not a new idea. It is a hot fashion abroad but is yet to make a mark here.
Do you think it will catch on in the city?
Yes…the designs are funky and stylish. I am sure the youth will take to it in a big way.
Do you plan to launch a store or something?
I have created an online portal viz treasurecollection.in but I haven’t announced its launch formally. It will take palce in a few days. People can visit the site and purchase the items.
There are also plans for launching a store but it is too early to talk about it.
Are you designing fashion accessories for the guys also? Will you be taking tips from your brother for them?
Well, I can design stuff for guys too but right now I have no idea about their preferences. And consulting my brother( laughs).. I don’t think it’s a good idea.