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‘Yash’ering in a dream run

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | SHASHIPRASAD SM
Published Oct 19, 2016, 12:00 am IST
Updated Oct 19, 2016, 12:17 am IST
Yash and Radhika
 Yash and Radhika

The Princess, as she is fondly called in Sandalwood, returns with her real life prince charming and another rocking film, Santu Straight Forward. Their last release together — Mr and Mrs Ramachari was one of the biggest blockbusters.

As their latest venture is inching towards release, Radhika Pandit speaks exclusively with Bengaluru Chronicle  about how Santu’s character is very similar to her fiancé, actor Yash’s personality, her dream engagement and even shares nuggets about her wedding plans, to be held in namma Bengaluru soon.

 “I honestly do not see any difference sharing the screen with Yash post our engagement. We started our career together and it has been a wonderful experience working with him as a co-actor. We value our professional careers. Moreover, I took up Santu Straight Forward due to its script which was fun and entertaining. This time, I play a character ‘Ananya’ in the film, who is an architect and is also associated with an NGO helping children. Later, she gets stuck in a situation, and what follows next is pure entertainment,” says Radhika.

She further explains that Rocking Star Yash, who plays the protagonist is a straight-forward person, similar to what he is in real life. “The character Santu played by Yash is close to what Yash is — there are many similarities. Yash has always been straight forward in his approach, and is very open and candid in his opinions. I guess this is why most people approach him for advice. He is not someone who sugar coats. The best quality is that he does not panic easily. He is human and has his weak spots, but is very upright and strong,” Radhika smiles.

The pretty actress adds that the protagonist in the film is not shown as a God, and deals with everything in his own capacity, another similarity to what Yash is in real life.

About her road ahead, Radhika says that nothing changes professionally even if the two marry in 2016, adding, “It has been a good year with two good releases — Zoom and Dodmane Hudga and now Santu shaping up well. I do not see any change in the kind of performance-oriented roles I have been doing since my debut. I don’t think it will have a major impact on my career.”

The past couple of months have been hectic with back-to-back films, her dream engagement. The couple were shooting for a film and that also helped in planning the engagement.

“It was Yash who did all the hard stuff, all I had to do was the planning. I am so happy Yash made it effortless, and everyone who attended expressed happiness and the public were equally happy,” she adds.

Talking about her surprise engagement, Radhika smiles adding that there will be no surprises at their wedding! “The engagement was a private affair and we chose Goa as my mother hails from Goa. Though wedding dates are yet to be finalised, one thing is sure, it will happen in Bengaluru,” she says.

Before signing off, Radhika reveals that she always wanted a fairytale engagement by the sea, as she has always found the sea romantic, and is glad that it happened exactly the way she dreamt it would. The wedding, she says will be more traditional. We wish both the Rocking Prince and princess, all the best.

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