Emotions at play

Emotions at play

Gandhinagar Grapevine

Emotions at play

Actor Rachita Ram has had a meteoric rise in Sandalwood. After her debut in ‘Bulbul’, she has been offered a host of projects that are unique. After working on a couple of performance-oriented projects, Rachita has now reached a stage where she can afford to get choosy on what she wants to work on.

She is currently working on ‘Pushpaka Vimana’ opposite actor Ramesh Aravind and ‘Bharjari’ with Dhruva Sarja. In a chat with Nina C George, she talks about her latest ventures and what keeps her going.

After ‘Ranna’ there has been no abatement in the offers coming your way...

I think people who spotted me reposed tremendous faith in my abilities. This has also raised the bar for me.  I have had to work very hard to live up to the expectations. My success is a combination of all these factors.

How was the experience of working with Ramesh Aravind in ‘Pushpaka Vimana’? 

Ramesh Aravind has always been my favourite actor. Working with such a senior artiste has been a wonderful learning experience. You learn so much from them just by watching them go about their job.  

Tell us about your character in ‘Pushpaka Vimana’.

The film delves into the emotions of a father and daughter. My character is called Puttu and in fact, my father continues to call me that even to this day. During the shoot, there were a few scenes in the film where I didn’t have to make any extra effort because the emotions came to me naturally. So powerful and moving are some of the scenes.

Do you think ‘Pushpaka Vimana’ will portray you in a different light? 

Yes this film will give me a big break. The first thing that my family said after they watched my performance in ‘Pushpaka Vimana’ is that I haven’t acted but performed. This is the best compliment I’ve received. I could relate to every emotion in film. In fact, I dedicate this film to my father.  

You seem to like your characters in ‘Pushpaka Vimana’ and ‘Bharjari’. What is special about them? 

Unlike, my earlier projects, I have lots of dialogues in both the films. They’re both very distinct and lovable characters. I’ve also had the chance to do some action sequences and thoroughly enjoyed all the kicks and fights.

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