Naga Shaurya-Rashmika Mandanna starrer, Chalo, is ready for a grand release on February 2nd. On this occasion, we caught up with Rashmika for a brief interview. Here is the transcript.
Q) Tell us about yourself?
A) I am from Coorg, Karnataka. I came to Bangalore to pursue my degree and while doing my studies, I got the opportunity to act in Kirik Party and that’s how my journey in films began. Chalo makers saw Kirik Party and approached me for the female lead’s role.
Q) What aspects made you accept this film?
A) For any film, the story is very important. Our film too has a fresh and interesting storyline and it made me accept this project immediately. I also liked my character a lot.
Q) You are debuting in Tollywood with Chalo. Tell us about it.
A) I feel lucky to be launched in Tollywood with this film and our production house IRA Creations is like a home banner for me. I enjoyed a lot while shooting for the film.
Q) Can we see any justification for the title in the film?
A) Yes. The entire sequence between me and Shaurya will have an undercurrent justification for the title. That’s the reason we have kept the film’s title as Chalo.
Q) Who is your inspiration in films?
A) I feel I haven’t gotten that much maturity in life to take someone as an inspiration, but work wise, I always look up to Anushka Shetty. Her body of work and commitment inspire me.
Q) You’ve dubbed for your role with the very first film. Tell us about your experience while dubbing in Telugu?
A) Our director Venky used to give me the scene paper one day before the shoot and that helped me to be prepared with my dialogues. It also helped me a lot during dubbing. I never felt it to be a burden and I want to continue doing in my forthcoming films.
Q) How was it working with Naga Shaurya?
A) He is an extremely comfortable person to work with. Shaurya also helped me a lot to get my dialogues right during the shoot.
Q) Your next projects?
A) As of now, I’m doing a film with Vijay Deverakonda in Telugu. Apart from that, I am doing a couple of Kannada films.