Rashmika Mandanna opens up on controversies, films, and more: 7 revelations made by the Varisu actress

Rashmika Mandanna is currently on a high with the grand opening of her latest outing Varisu. Here are the 7 revelations made by the actress, on controversies, films and more.

Updated on Jan 12, 2023   |  06:50 AM IST  |  221.7K
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Rashmika Mandanna is going through an excellent phase in her acting career, with some highly promising projects in her kitty. The young actress has established herself as one of the most sought-after leading ladies in the South Indian film industry, with some powerful performances and successful films. Rashmika is now also focusing on her Bollywood career and is a part of some of the most-awaited projects in the industry. However, the actress has also been making headlines owing to controversies and social media trolling.

In a recent interview with journalist Baradwaj Rangan for the Galatta Plus YouTube channel, Rashmika Mandanna opened up about the controversies, her upcoming films, and much more. Here are the 7 revelations made by the Varisu actress. Have a look... 

1. Rashmika on why she never takes her success seriously

Interestingly, the popular actress revealed that she never takes her success. According to Rashmika Mandanna, she never felt that she has 'made it'. Even when her family and friends ask her if she feels content with her acting career, the actress never feels that. Rashmika revealed that she still feels that she has miles to go, and added that she has just started. However, the actress feels that it is good to not feel that she has made it because that is the reason why she wants to better herself.

2. Finding faults in her performances

Interestingly, Rashmika Mandanna revealed that she is never totally happy with her performances. After watching her own films, the actress always feels that she could've played her role in a better way. For Rashmika, there is no contentment when it comes to her performances, as she feels that she needs to improve with every film and character. The actress added that she is constantly pushing herself out of her comfort zone to perform better, and that is why she always finds flaws when she watches her own films. 

3. About her bond with Puneeth Rajkumar

Rashmika Mandanna spoke about her memories of the late Kannada superstar Puneeth Rajkumar, who was her co-star in the 2017 film Anjani Putra. The actress revealed that the celebrated star used to guide her and give valuable advice, which helped in her journey in the film industry. According to Rashmika, it is Puneeth Rajkumar who reassured her when she was about to kickstart her acting career in the Telugu film industry, and made her realise that she is more capable than she imagines. The actress also expressed how much she misses her idol these days, in the interview.

4. Rashmika Mandanna on why she gets embroiled in controversies

According to the Animal actress, she is not good at communicating her emotions effectively, and that is the reason why she often lands in trouble. Rashmika Mandanna feels that she needs to learn how to answer the questions, as she tends to go overboard. The young actress didn't shy away from admitting that her words are often misinterpreted. Rashmika Mandanna, who opened up about the recent controversy caused by her comparisons of South and Hindi songs, stated that she is not 'stupid' to forget all the wonderful songs that she has had in her Kannada, Telugu, and Tamil films. However, the actress concluded that she is actively working on her communication skills to get past this problem. 

5. Rashmika about sharing the screen with Thalapathy Vijay

According to Rashmika Mandanna, she has always been in love with Thalapathy Vijay and his performances. The actress, who is totally excited to share the screen with Tamil cinema's celebrated star, however, admitted that she is not playing a challenging role in Varisu. But, Rashmika added that she thoroughly enjoyed playing the female lead in the film, and had to work hard for the dance sequences to match with Vijay, who is a fabulous dancer. The actress also opened up about a scene that shows the transformation of her character and added that it was fun to shoot for it.

6. Playing a meaty role in a commercial entertainer

Interestingly, Rashmika Mandanna opened up about her biggest dream at this point of her career, which is playing meaty roles in commercial entertainers. The actress wants to get into a space where she is offered author-backed roles in entertaining, commercially viable projects that will reach audiences. Interestingly, Rashmika also confirmed that she has a performance-oriented role in Animal, her upcoming Bollywood project with Ranbir Kapoor. 

7. On her role in Pushpa 2

Interestingly, Rashmika Mandanna also rubbished the reports regarding her ouster from Pushpa 2: The Rule, the second installment of the Pushpa franchise. The actress added that she is very much a part of Allu Arjun's film, and is about to start shooting for her portions soon. She also confirmed that a major update on the project will be out very soon.

ALSO READ: Varisu Early Reviews: Thalapathy Vijay’s film wins hearts; Audience calls it a complete entertainer

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