'I wanted to raise eyebrows'

'I wanted to raise eyebrows'

Harshika Poonacha, who is known for her bubbly girl- next-door roles, is making heads turn with her new glamourous avatar. The actress will soon be seen in a special song in ‘Case No 18/9’. With a new look and wearing a golden dress, Harshika says that she wanted to catch everyone’s attention through this song. Looks like she has done exactly that.

Harshika says she always wanted to be part of peppy numbers. “I do have a dancing background and have also represented my college in the cultural team. But people never felt that I could carry off a peppy dance number. All I got to do were very slow romantic songs, where I walk in the front with the hero following me,” she laughs.

And then Harshika took matters into her own hands, went through a rigorous exercise regime and shed all the baby fat. “That’s when I got the opportunity to do a ‘special number’ in Mahesh’s ‘Case No 18/9’. Since I have worked with him in ‘Murli Meets Meera’, I was willing to be a part of it. I loved every minute of it as I got to finally dance,” she adds.

Harshika says that the song is nothing more than a special number. “This is not an item number as it doesn’t really talk about the woman. It’s more of a club song, where everyone is partying. It’s a very glamourous song and the best part is that it’s not vulgar in anyway,” she adds.

The reaction she got after the shot was something Harshika can’t get over. “The minute I came out for the shot, I could see many   dropped jaws and people actually asked me ‘is that really you?’ I loved the reaction because I really wanted to raise eyebrows and I think I achieved it,” she says.

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