It’s a challenge to play a shy character as I'm a bold and loud girl: Rachita Ram
The actor talks about her next film Seetharama Kalyana and shares her excitement on working with director Harsha and actor Nikhil Kumar
Rachita Ram who started off with big projects, in which she starred alongside prominent stars from the Kannada industry, now has a good line-up of films. The actor, who takes her career more seriously now, is happy to have bagged more substantial roles.
Rachita is busy with back-to-back projects. She has completed the talkie portions of the Preetham Gubbi directorial Johnny Johnny Yes Papa with Duniya Vijay. She will be dubbing for the first time for this film. She is also halfway through the shoot for Ayogya co-starring Sathish Ninasam and directed by Mahesh, and she's to start shooting for her next film Seetharama Kalyana from January 19. The latter project has her working with director Harsha for the first time, and has her paired opposite Nikhil Kumar.
Rachita is excited about both Ayogya and Seetharama Kalyana. “I play this Mandya girl in Ayogya and a girl-next-door in Seetharama Kalyana. In the latter, I can’t wear western clothes and I’ve been asked to refer to what Deepika wore in Chennai Express. I plan to binge on half-sarees, blouse with elbow sleeves and flowers,” says Rachita, adding that carrying an air of innocence will be a challenge, as will pretending to be shy when talking to a boy.
“In real life, I am bold, loud and straight forward. But, the character I play is very sensitive. I am still not sure how I’ll do it, but it should be interesting. My director is excited too. I have gone through my role details and have been working on my expressions,” she adds.
Rachita is also eager to be part of this huge star cast. “We had that in Bulbul, then Ranna and now in Seetharama Kalyana. It is always wonderful to be working with a varied cast,” says the actor, adding, “Every alternate film of mine has been with an ensemble cast. It is a challenge to stand opposite senior actors and act, but that is when you can gauge your skill.”
She is glad that Harsha has given her enough screen space, along with Nikhil. “I missed an opportunity to work under Harsha’s direction in Bhajarangi and his other projects, but finally, we have managed to come together. We are both ardent devotees of Lord Anjaneya and perhaps that is what brought us together for a film titled Seetharama Kalyana,” she says. “This film also places me opposite Nikhil, whom I am happy to work with,” she adds.
Rachita’s varied roles on screen have been keeping her busy. “I slip out of characters easily because I am professional and practical-minded. Earlier, I used to do one film at a time. Later, I realised that this is not the right method, particularly as heroines don’t have a long span in films. I still try and pick the right kind of project. It is always good to be to part of something where you have an important role to play,” she says.