The recently released trailers of Showtime have created a good buzz all over. The film is directed by S S Kanchi and has debutante Rukshar Mir as the female lead. We caught up with her for an exclusive interview. Let’s see what she has to say.
Background and movie chance?
I am from north India but have settled down in Karnataka from the past twelve years. After finishing my studies, I always wanted to start my own bakery and become a chef. But as I was also attracted towards the fashion world, I took part in a lot of ramp walks. The team of Showtime stumbled upon my pictures and I was later asked to come down to Hyderabad. I gave an audition and the rest they say is history.
Even before the release of Showtime, yet another film of yours is ready. How do you feel?
I feel very lucky for bagging yet another film called Akatayi which is also ready for a release in the second week of February. I feel extremely lucky as two of my films are coming out and I have got such a nice platform to prove my mettle. Getting a film in Telugu itself is huge but here I am with two projects and it makes me very happy.
About the film and role?
I play hero Ranadhir’s girlfriend who is a today’s girl with an independent mindset. The film has a very interesting premise and has many real life incidents which happen to each one of us in our daily lives. After seeing the trailer, everyone thought that it is a horror film but it is not. The way in which these incidents have been narrated through interesting proceedings will be a unique experience for the viewers.
Working with S S Kanchi?
He is already a very experienced man and has worked a lot on television. He is very clear as to what he wants from his actors and has directed this film on a very interesting note. Right through the film, he kept on complimenting me on my work and helped me a lot to perform better.
Rajamouli’s influence on the project?
Everyone knows that Kanchi’s sir family and his brothers, Keervani and Rajamouli are very close knit and always help each other. Keeravani sir always used to visit our sets and encouraged me a lot. I heard that Rajamouli sir was quite impressed with me after seeing the first teaser. Such things have only given me confidence on working for this project and I hope that everyone will love my work.
About your role in Akatayi?
I play a complete carefree college going girl in this film which is a youthful entertainer. Both the roles in each of the films are quite contrasting and I got a very good scope to perform. I clearly remember, during the shoot of Akatayi, I had to recite a two-page long dialogue and I did it in the first take as I had rehearsed the scene quite hard the day before. I remember the entire unit appreciated me for my efforts.
As of now, I am signed up with Puri Connects and they are looking after my career here in Tollywood. Hopefully they will find a good project soon and I am eagerly waiting for the release of these films first. I would love to do more films and language is not at all a barrier for me. I am basically a workaholic and give long hours at work and am ready to take whatever role comes my way.
Interviewd by Avad M