"Acting happened to me as an accident" : Kannada actress Rashmi story unfolds

By FilmySphere on 16th Jun 2016

The fresh face of Sandalwood industry, Rashmi who is currently working on Balcony B5 tells us about her aspirations in life and how acting happened to her. Conversation with Rashmi Prabhakar :

When you realised to become an actor?

Well I never thought of becoming an actor or pursuing acting as my career, it was a very sudden and somehow accidental incident that took me to were I,am today. I was working in Cognizant IT firm after completing my science graduation but somehow I was not satisfied at the end of the day with myself as I have always wanted to be a news reader so I quit my job and started working in a reputed news channel. I worked there for a while but due to some issues had to leave, then one of my friend asked me to audition for a kannada serial and I did that and got selected. That's how it all began

How supportive your family and friends have been with you?

Well I was always good in co-curriculars when in school and in childhood I wanted to become a Bharatnatyam dancer as I got my lessons from Smt Divya Prasad and I, am really grateful to her to have taught me so well. My parents always appreciated me in whatever work I did and they had this faith that someday I will make my name for art and creativity. My sister has been a big support and one of the many reasons for where I,am today. She has been with me throughout and helped me to get through all hurdles. Manju Banegere is the person who got me into this industry and I, am thankfull to her for the trust she has laid on me.

What would you like to tell us about 'Balcony B5'?

Well 'Balcony B5' is a very different film and is set to release this month. We have worked really hard for the film and we really enjoyed the continous 2 to 3 days of midnight shoots. It was quite fun and Radhika Chetan has been a steady companion of mine during off-shoot times. The script deals with a lot of drama and rest is left to the audience to interpret. Prasanna Shetty has been my steady motivation for bringing up my confidence in doing films.

'Mooka Hakki' is your next film. It has already started creating quite a buzz in the industry, tell us about it.

Well the offer for doing 'Mooka Hakki' came up to me before 'Balcony B5', so in that very way this film is very special for me. The filmis directed by NInasam Manju and Sampath is the co-actor. The shoot will start from mext month and it will take 45 days to completion. This film is a major turning point in my life as it happened to me that changed many things and gradually a major drift from television screen to silver screen.

How would you like to describe your journey so far?

Last 2 years had been quite a lot of ups and downs , starting from people getting ahead of influences to a time when you have work and when you don't have work. The only important thing I learnt is one should keep moving on always as there is good things that awaits for you and with time you can enjoy the fruits of your labour. Still till now 2016 have been a very lucky year for me.

Where do you see yourself 5 years down the lane ?

I want to establish myself as a successful actor as it's not the kind of films you do rather the work you learn with every passimg film. So I want to master the art of acting and grow myself more as a classical dancer.


By : Riya C