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Raashi's Tamil sojourn...in english!

...says the Raashi Khanna, the actress who was in the city recently to launch Tifara’s bridal
collection. She talks to City Express about her upcoming Tamil flick, Saithan Ka Bachcha

Published: 30th September 2016 10:44 PM  |   Last Updated: 03rd October 2016 04:15 AM   |  A+A-

RAASHI

Raashi Khanna

Express News Service

Raashi Khanna of Oohalu  Gusagusalade  (2014) fame wants to do  performance-oriented roles.  Maybe, that’s why she doesn’t  mind waiting for long. The Delhi-based actor who played the lady  love of Ravi Teja in Bengal Tiger  (2015) says she never plans anything in  life, but likes taking up challenges. “I never thought I’d become an  actor. I was a geek-cum-topper in  school, who was keen on studying. It was naturally fun to achieve that. I prefer to do new things,”
she said.
After completing her studies, she  got into advertising. “I never realised acting  was my calling, till I did my  first film. In fact, dad wanted  me to become an IAS officer. I was  into modelling meanwhile and gave  it a shot without thinking much,”  she smiled.
The actor recalls how it was a surprise for her family when she had told them that she was offered  Madras Cafe (2013), an Indian political  spy thriller, her debut venture,  alongside John Abraham. “Though initially they were worried; later they supported my decision.  Moreover, I was happy that I got  to debut in a content-driven film rather than some random rom-coms. I had enough scope to perform like any other good commercial script. My character was the wife of a RAW agent; it  demanded a lot of emotions,”
she  added.  
The Shivam (2015) actor wishes to strike  a balance between Tamil and Telugu films. Soon to make her appearence in K’town with Saithan Ka Bachcha opposite Siddharth, directed by Karthik of Kappal fame, she shared “It’s a comedy genre. I have always wanted to do films in Tamil because of its script and content. I am slowly picking up the language.  The next time I am here, I’ll make sure that I learn all the swear words. At the same time, the Telugu industry has been so warming.”
Speaking more about Saithan Ka  Bachcha, she explained, “This role is different from the characters  that I have played so far. The first schedule is over and whatever we shot has made me realise that it’s worth it. I play a fashion designer in the film. So, I get to wear new colourful clothes for most of the scenes. Also, the script demanded that I change my outfit and hairstyle often. Over all, it has been a great learning experience. I am a huge fan of Siddharth from his Rang De  Basanti (2006) days. I have immense respect towards him.”
She could not stop gushing about Chennai. “It’s a lovely place and everyone  including the technicians on sets  are friendly. I wish I had more time  to visit the city,” she added.
How does she manage to memorise Tamil dialogues? These days Raashi listens to Tamil songs often. “Without  understanding the meaning of the  lyrics, I can memorise and sing. Tamil  is such a beautiful language. For my dialogues, I  write them down in English and  emote accordingly. I am a quick  learner and language isn’t a barrier  at all,” she beamed.
The actor, who has Hyper and  Oxygen lined up for release in  Telugu, says how she aims to do a  variety of roles across industries. She said, “My last film was Supreme. The  audience saw me in a comic  character. Eventually, I signed on  Saithan Ka... as I wanted to  explore more on the subject,” Raashi is eagerly looking forward to work with Mani Ratnam and Gautham Menon. she quickly added,



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