When Bhagyashree, the heartthrob actress from the 1989-super-hit Maine Pyaar Kiya, joined her first schedule of her upcoming film Radhe Shyam with Prabhas in Hyderabad last year, her first impressions of the actor was of amazement. For starters, she was floored at his hospitality. “On the sets, Prabhas gave me this box of pootharekulu sweets, and it was so delicious,” remembers the actress.
The actress even asked Prabhas where he got the sweets from and if he could get more of those. Then she forgot all about it. But recently, upon resuming the shoot for the final schedule of the period drama in Hyderabad, she was in for a pleasant surprise when Prabhas welcomed her with several boxes of pootharekulu sweets.
“I took home some more boxes of the sweet, and my family loved it all,” says Bhagyashree, thinking back at how she was captivated with Prabhas’ humility and warmth. “In fact, most of our on-the-sets conversations have been about food. He’d even shared his lunch, which most of the times, he got packed from his house.”
It’s not surprising that Bhagyashree thinks youngsters should learn from Prabhas on how to stay grounded and humble despite attaining stardom. “Any person who grows in stature yet remains humble will always become a better human being. So it feels nice when you have a star like Prabhas who doesn’t have any airs and always remains down to earth. He proves that you can stay ‘normal’ despite attaining superstardom,” shares the actress.
All talks of her co-star aside, Bhagyashree has been feeling wonderful about being on the sets again and that too after such a long time. Naturally, she couldn’t wait to meet everyone on the sets and has a good word about the whole process.
“I love the way my shootings take place in Hyderabad; it has always been a great experience. I don’t have to wait (too long) for my scenes,” states the actress with a chuckle. Then, she informs us that she has almost wrapped up dubbing for the Hindi version of her part and is quite excited about it.
Set talk aside, Bhagyashree has of late been endorsing organic farming. “As we were home most of the time because of the lockdown, my husband Himalaya and I thought of giving organic farming a try. One day, he said, ‘Let me make some nice sabji for you,’ and I thought why not! Since then, we’ve been consuming home-grown vegetables, and let me tell you, it’s a great feeling to savour home-grown stuff,” she shares. Incidentally, even she’s been trying her hand at gardening whenever she gets time.
The actress has also been pretty active on her social media, keeping her fans updated about her goings-on, be it workouts, yoga, parties, films, her interest in organic farming, etc., almost as if celebrating every moment she does something.
“We always live for tomorrow and regret the time that’s gone by. But I believe in enjoying the moment without worrying about what will ensue. For instance, when I am shooting I enjoy the process and am not worried about whether the film will be a success or not,” she expresses.
The actress also enjoys travelling. She further says she’d rather spend her leisure time travelling and meeting people, and discovering life thus. "I believe travelling is very important in life because it helps you understand different people even as you experience various cultures and practices. These experiences open up the mind and make us become more receptive," she says.