Raashi Khanna: Ever since my cameo in Manam, I wanted to work with Naga Chaitanya in a love story
Raashi Khanna on sharing screen space with Venkatesh and Naga Chaitanya in Venky Mama
Ever since she made her debut in Telugu cinema, Raashi Khanna has been going great guns in the industry. Now, the actor is looking forward to the release this Friday of her family entertainer, Venky Mama, co-starring Venkatesh and Naga Chaitanya. "I play Harika, a film director. My character has much significance in the story. Director Bobby has given a different spin to my character that requires a different style of voice modulation. The first-hour beautifully sets the drama and the second half is completely centred around the relationship of mama-alludu. I had a ball shooting for this film," says Raashi.
On sharing screen space with Naga Chaitanya in the film, the New Delhi girl says, "I played a cameo in Manam and shot with Chaitanya for a day. Ever since, I've wanted to work with him in a love story and Venky Mama came as a complete surprise to me. Over the years, he has evolved a lot as an actor."
On working with Venkatesh, Raashi shares, "It's difficult to match up to the comic timing of Venkatesh garu. I have admired him from my childhood. He is an amazing actor, who is both spiritual and down-to-earth. The scenes featuring the three of us have come out really well and I have learnt a lot from Venkatesh sir during this journey."
The film also features Payal Rajput as the other lead and Raashi shows no signs of insecurity working in two-heroine films. "Payal and I got along well on the sets. It feels good to be a part of this film in which all the lead characters have significance. And credit to Bobby for offering me a character that is strong and independent. I don't want to get stereotyped playing glamour roles. In fact, I want to try different roles and keep doing good work," signs off Raashi.