Raambo 2 made me a better actor: Ashika Ranganath
The actor, who has undergone a makeover for the film, says working with her more experienced co-stars helped her own performance
Ashika Ranganath has discovered a different facet to herself when shooting for Raambo 2. The "fun atmosphere" on the sets gave her space which, she says, has helped her do a better job at acting.
Raambo 2 is a romcom, and the actor, who was trying her hands at comedy for the first time, was initially apprehensive as to whether she would be able to match her co-stars, Sharan, the hero, Chikkanna and Sadhu Kokila. "I didn't know if I would be able to cope. All of them are so experienced and well-versed in comedy with perfect timing. More over, being the only female actor in the cast, I was worried whether I would under-perform. But I gained confidence once I watched the rushes. Probably being around with the veterans helped me better myself. I really picked up the art of being spontaneous on the sets from them," she says.
Ashika has had a makeover for Raambo 2. "For my makeover, I should credit Tharun Sudhir. Even though he was busy with production and the overall film, he still looked into each and every detail of the actors. While he insisted that we look perfect from head to toe, he made sure that we perform equally well," says the actor, who felt that working with such a team was "effortless" since "everything was taken care of."
Ashika, who is currently shooting for Thayige Takka Maga (directed by Shashank), will take time to promote Raambo 2. Meanwhile, she is also preparing for the last of her exams, coming up in June. "I just want to get done with my exams, and be known as a B Com graduate. Right now, Raambo 2, Thayige Takka Maga and exams have kept me more than busy," she signs off.