Meet Vertika Verma, who started her modeling career with a dream of achieving milestones. Coming from Banaras, Uttar Pradesh Vertika is trained in Indian classical dance from Kathak. She completed her studies from Banaras and then shifted to Mumbai to pursue modeling. Vertika’s main aim is to be an actor and try her luck in the best possible way. She started her career by participating in a beauty pageant named Miss Banaras. She became the finalist of the pageant Indian princess. From there her career kickstarted.
Vertika was more towards modeling and acting. She did a few modeling assignments initially in the 12th standard. Then she participated in Dabur Gulabri Fresh Face of Uttar Pradesh.
“From there my career started and even though I did not win the pageant, I had the confidence to take it forward. I did my portfolio done in 2010 from Delhi’s renowned photographer. Gradually my journey started and then I did a few catalog and commercial shoots. Then my main motive was to get into acting. I shifted to Mumbai in 2011.”
Vertika pursued a bachelor’s of Commerce and side by side she graduated in Kathak. When asked about how supportive was her family in her decision, Vertika mentioned since her childhood she wanted to do modeling. So, her parents always supported her.
Apart from modeling, Vertika is a sports lover and is a huge fan of cricket. She loves traveling and has traveled to a lot of places. Speaking about her dream destination
When asked did she ever had a Plan B while opting for this career path, Vertika said she never thought of doing somethings part from modeling. She was always very passionate about modeling and still is.
“Earlier I got a thought like I need to have a plan b. But now I am thinking of involving myself in some directorial work and I want to bring a more creative side of me. I dont want to leave this industry. So I am trying to learn new things and create another source for income. I want to do good projects and all.”
Vertika told that to stand out from the crowd in this competitive industry one needs to be very active. There is a lot of competition and every person out there wants to do modeling. But a person should have the personality to stand out from the crowd that is very necessary.
“Constantly you need to be socially very active to grab the opportunity. You should keep on doing work no matter how big or small it is. You should work in a loop. If you love your work then continue trying because there is a lot of competition, make a way for yourself.”
Talking about the casting couch experience, Vertika told that she was once asked for it. Elaborating more, she says,
“Once I was shortlisted for a south film, opposite very renowned actor. I was around 19 or 20 years old at that point, so there was a character of a young Kathak dancer. So I was very excited about that role. The project was almost finalized, I was about to fly for signing the contract. But suddenly the casting director called me and said Vertika you know how this industry works right? There are a few things involved are you aware of? I said no I am not aware. You could have told me before I would have not even pitched about it. Then he asked me to meet the director once. But I clearly said no! because I don’t want to do it anymore. It was very disheartening at point, as I was very excited for that film.”
Vertika told that her acting career is in process. She recently did a movie and only the dubbing part of life. due to the pandemic, it was not able to get completed. She was very excited about the movie as it was her debut film.
“It is a comedy genre film opposite Rajpal Yadav and many more famous actors. So now we are just waiting for the film to release.
Also, I have done shows for channel V and done crime patrol aswell. Now I am focussing on web series. I really want to get into it.”
Vertika mentioned that she never plans for the future. She tries to make her present better by working each day.
“I have never planned a future neither I know how to do it. I think that’s where I lack but I try to live the present moment.”