Yet another TV actress from Mumbai is making her Telugu debut. Rasheeka Dutt, who did a Hindi serial titled Twist Wala Love will be seen as the female lead in Nivena Nanu Pilichinadi.
Born and brought up in Bengaluru and partly educated in Rajasthan, Rasheeka was the runner-up of the Miss Rajasthan contest in 2013.
“After my graduation, I shifted to Mumbai and joined the theatre group Rang Rasiya. I worked with them for more than a year and then did a few commercials
too,” says Rasheeka.
It was after she was spotted in a South Indian advertisement that Rasheeka was approached for this Telugu film. “I am playing the lead and it’s a romantic horror
film,” she says, admitting that she knows Hyderabad since her childhood. “I have a few friends here in Tollywood and have been to Hyderabad a lot of times,” says Rasheeka, whose debut film has been shot in Hyderabad, Warangal and Ongole.
“It’s been a learning experience for me as I learnt acting and also the Telugu language,” she says, adding, “I want to dedicate myself to Telugu, and am
concentrating on it. I have a tutor to teach me Telugu and I am trying to grasp it quickly.”
When asked why she signed a small film though she has many friends here, Rasheeka explains, “I was approached for some big projects, but they didn’t happen because I was studying or busy with some other work. Now I want to sign films with only known people.”
The actress shares that she has watched many Telugu films while shooting here, including the recent Nani-starrer Middle Class Abbayi. “I love watching Telugu
films and even watched Rana’s Nene Raju Nene Mantri,” she reveals.
Rasheeka completed her BBA from BITS Pilani and then did her diploma in fashion designing from NIFT, Bengaluru....