'Rakshith and I will be working together'

'Rakshith and I will be working together'

'Rakshith and I will be working together'

Actor Rashmika Mandanna has just completed shooting for 'Anjani Putra' with Puneeth and 'Chamak' with Ganesh. In 'Anjani Putra' she plays a lively character, while 'Chamak' will see her slip into the role of a homemaker. The actor says that she had the freedom to improvise and make contributions to the script in both the projects. Rashmika has her hands full at the moment but doesn't want to lose any opportunity to work on experimental subjects. She talks to Nina C George of DH about her journey so far.

What's your role in 'Chamak'?

I play Ganesh's wife in the movie. It is unlike the roles that I have worked on before.

What is the movie about?

The story traces the life of a young married couple living in a city. The film delves into the challenges and pressures faced by young couples. It also takes a look at how important one's
attitude is when confronted with problems.

What made you accept 'Anjani Putra'?

I liked the way my character is positioned in the film. My onscreen name is Geetha. I could easily relate to the childish ways and lively nature of the character.

The audio of 'Anjani Putra' has just been released. Tell us about it.

Two of our songs have been shot on the streets of UK. That was a brilliant experience. Each song has a different feel to it.

Puneeth is a good dancer. Was it tough to match steps with him?

More than matching steps, I was overwhelmed by seeing how helpful Puneeth is. He takes you along with him and is supportive of his co-stars. It is fun when big stars help you at every step.

How was your experience of acting with Puneeth and Ganesh?

It is interesting to watch how established actors go about their job. How they handle their characters and what they do to get under the skin of the character is in itself a learning
process. I treasure the time spent with them.

Are you under pressure to prove yourself as an actor?

I am not under any pressure because I like to work at my own pace. I am fortunate to have bagged projects with Puneeth and Ganesh this early in my career and I know that it is going
to be tough going forward. But that doesn't make me nervous. It has only made me a stronger person.

Will we see you work with Rakshith Shetty anytime soon?

Yes, Rakshith and I will be working together in the future. It is now doubly exciting to work with him because we are very comfortable in each other's company.


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