After having worked in several Bhojpuri and Marathi films, Pakkhi Hegde is set to debut in Telugu. The actress will play the female lead in the film Mani Shankar, which is being directed by Venkat Krishnan.
The actress is naturally elated to share details about the action-adventure. “The film’s racy screenplay will keep the audience on the edge of their seats. I am lucky to debut in Telugu with such a film,” says the actress who has already begun shooting for my film in Hyderabad.
While Pakkhi shot for several of her earlier films in the city, she says that shooting for a Telugu film is a different experience. “I play a strong and rough girl and there’s love, hatred and emotion in my character’s relationship with the protagonist, which is played by Siva Kantamaneni,” she explains.
One of the requirements for her debut Tollywood role was that Pakkhi needed to learn bike riding. “Driving the Enfield bullet was very tough; it was heavy and balancing it was quite a task. And then to do it all in just two days was even more challenging,” reveals Pakkhi, who adds that she also had to learn how to drive a car rashly for another of her action sequences.
The actress who’s picked up several languages, including Bhojpuri, Marathi and Punjabi, when doing films in those respective regions, has been working on her Telugu.