It was her hard work and determination that landed Rachita Ram, a young Kathak dancer and a small screen artiste, a role in the upcoming film, Bulbul, after she was auditioned among 200 girls and the rest as they say is history. Producer Dinakar Toogudeep actually wanted to bring back both Darshan and Ramya after six years, but Ramya opted out of the project. Actresses Anushka Shetty, Tamannaah and Kajal Agarwal were also approached for the lead actress role. However, all of them cited date problems and dropped out of the project. Today Rachita is only looking forward to May 10, the day her first movie is all set to release. “Right now, I am very excited, as I am waiting for the entire industry and audience to watch my performance in Bulbul,” said the newbie who took us through the interesting turn of events that she experienced working in her debut film, the catch phrase (Aye bulbul mathadakilva?) of which is currently drawing attention. “Working with a big star is always a lovely experience. I completely enjoyed working with the whole team and I am blessed to be part of the film. Every shot was monitored by MD Sridhar, who comes across as a very cool director. I never saw him under pressure. If at all I receive a good feedback for my role in Bulbul, all credit will go to the director, Ambarish sir and Darshan,” she said.
Was it hard for Rachita to be working with an actor of such wide acclaim? “No. Since he knew it was my first film, I got complete support from him. The comfort was so much that he gave me time to rehearse and waited patiently till I got perfect,” she stated.This small screen artiste, who took to tinsel town seems to have learnt a lot from her first movie and it has changed her personality too. Rachita said, “My intention was only to go all out and do well because I didn’t want the team to regret later, for having considered me in the film. And I guess, I have fulfilled the intention to a large extent. I also learnt a lot but have to get better. Though my USP was my expression and my homely features, I realised that I need to improve on my acting skills. This movie allowed me to communicate better with people, media and the crew.”
She is also waiting to announce her next project. “I have been asked to be tight-lipped till the movie releases. Only then I can talk about my other films,” said Rachita who has more or less put the curtains down on the television front. “Being in films is big, which needs complete focus. But the latest reality shows in Kannada are grabbing my eye balls so much that I would want to host at least one reality show in my career,” she said.
All of 20 years, Rachita does not consider it a lot of work and responsibility. “This is the right age of achieving. It is only now you can prove yourself and look after your parents. How long do we want them to look after us? When I get the name, I will achieve fame and money will automatically follow,” she added.