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A film with Rajini sir is a Godsend: Dhanshika

DECCAN CHRONICLE | ANUPAMA SUBRAMANIAN
Published Aug 20, 2015, 9:43 am IST
Updated Mar 28, 2019, 3:42 am IST
Dhanshika has bagged the coveted role of Rajinikanth’s daughter
Dhanshika
 Dhanshika
It is official! Dhanshika has bagged the coveted role of  Rajinikanth’s daughter in his upcoming gangster film Kabali, which is being shot fully in Malaysia. The dusky actress, who says that she has grown watching Rajini films from the early 90s, feels that ‘It’s like God sent gift’ to her. An excited Dhanshika speaks to DC on how she was roped in for a very prominent role in Kabali. 
 
“It is every artiste’s dream to work with Rajinikanth sir at least once in his or her career. For me, it was something different! Though I have been in the film industry for a few years, I didn’t get an opportunity to meet him. As a child, I have grown watching his films and it was a yearning to meet him at least once in my life. Imagine —in this situation I get a call from director Ranjith sir saying that I am being considered for the role of Rajini sir’s daughter in his upcoming flick Kabali, what would have been my reaction? Irrespective of whether I would be chosen or not, the very thought of me being considered for Superstar’s film made me jump with joy. Now that I have signed the dotted line, I want to first meet Rajini sir and take his blessing before starting the shoot,” she says.
 
Apparently, Dhanshika was called for a look test. “Ranjith sir called me and gave me some casual apparel like jeans and salwars and took some pictures. He told me, ‘be yourself’,” she tells us.
 
We hear that she plays a drug addict in Kabaliis it true? “I know my role is a prominent one! That’s all! I don’t know anything about my character or for that matter whether I have been paired with anyone. Ranjith sir did not narrate a single line to me. The fact that I am a part of a Rajini movie is enough for me to give my nod, I am that gratified.”
 
So did Dhansika’s dusky skin work to her advantage? “Maybe!  Ranjith sir has seen all my previous films. Especially, he liked my performance and looks in Aravaan.  The moment I met him he said, ‘I want to uplift those, who despite their talents, still struggle to make a mark’. I loved that attitude. In a way, though I have been in the industry for quite some time now, I am yet to act with the biggies. When I was finalised for this film, what came to my mind was the famous punch line of Rajini sir, ‘Nallavangala Aandavan Sothipaan, Kai Vida Maatan... Ketavangaluku Aandavan Niraya Kodupaan, Aana Kai Vituduvaan’, or ‘God tests good people but does not abandon them. He generously gives to bad people but ditches them in the end’.”
 
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