Actress Harshika Poonacha seems to have her hands full with nine films in her kitty this year. She had two releases in a row, Cycle and Ale and her third film, Managana Kaili Maanikya (MKM) opposite Ramesh Aravind is releasing this week.
“People always want to see more and more of Harshika. She is addictive, you see,” Harshika chuckles.
Having bagged so many films in a year, this young actress, who had maintained a clean image for quite some time, has now become controversy’s favourite child.
She has been in the news for not attending press meets or promoting her films. The actress says, “I am a professional when it comes to work, else I wouldn’t have survived in the industry. People unnecessarily use my fame for their promotions and later come back and apologise. That is the reason I have been silent all this while. I am doing good films and the audience as well as my directors and producers are happy with me. That’s all that matters.”
Though this young actress has been an easy target for a few directors and producers, it has also been observed that her to the point attitude is only damaging her image in the industry. “I have always been very straight forward when it comes to my profession. People who have worked with me know how I am. It’s very important to be true to yourself. The rest will follow,” she says.
In MKM, Harshika has been paired opposite a senior actor, Ramesh Aravind and according to her, she was floored by the actor’s abilities. “It was a great experience working with Ramesh. His style of acting, dialogue delivery, comic timing and on the spot dialogues and expressions blew me away. I have started cracking a few PJs after completing the film. I hadn’t attempted the comedy genre until now. So when this offer came by, I was more than excited as the director had made the script keeping me in mind. It is always special to work with a producer like Sandesh Nagraj Sir. He treats me like his own daughter,” she says.
Up next is B3...I Love You, in which she has taken a bold move and will be seen in a love making scene for the first time. “B3 will elevate me as a mature actress. Lot of interesting things are happening in my life presently. I just thank god and would want to go with the flow,” she says.