I have known Harsha since I started my tinsel town career: Rachita Ram
The actor feels that she shares a “divine connect” with choreographer-turned-director Harsha; their film Seetharama Kalyana, co-starring Nikhil Kumar releases this year
Even as the year has just begun, actor Rachita Ram already knows it’s going to be a roller coaster ride, given that her kitty is filled with films set to release this year. Basking in the success of Ayogya, she is now awaiting the release of Seetharama Kalyana, starring Nikhil Kumar in the lead, which will be her first film this year.
“Since I’ve been working on the film for almost a year, it’s become a family affair. My role is that of a next-door traditional girl,” says Rachita recalling her shooting days. “I don’t come from a joint family, so it was a special experience to be living with my Ajji, Doddappa, Doddamma, Chikkappa and Chikkamma,” she says.
Her association with director A Harsha goes back to the time she did Bulbul, where he was the dance choreographer. “I have known Harsha since I started my tinsel town career. We had been wanting to work together, but it was only recently that it materialised,” says Rachita, who feels that she shares a “divine connect” with Harsha. “I am a devotee of Lord Hanuman and so is Harsha master. And since the film is titled Seetharama Kalyana, I believe it is Lord Anjaneya, who guided me to this film.”
With the film having gone off smoothly, Rachita credits her co-star Nikhil Kumar for it. “Being the CM’s (HD Kumaraswamy) son, I didn’t know how I would connect with Nikhil. However, on the sets, he was a thorough professional and a dedicated actor. He has nailed his performance, and has undergone a major transformation from his first film,” she says.
Being a fan of Bollywood films such as Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, Hum Aapke Hai Kaun, Rachita connects with Seetharama Kalyana. “In fact, in Kannada, I enjoy watching Surya Vamsha, Milana, and more such family entertainers,” says Rachita.
“If possible, I’m hoping to watch it in Gandhi class, which is where the real fans will be. I like listening to their running commentary and back-to-back counters. They are very realistic and are the best critics. However, sometimes they test our patience,” she signs off.