‘Saw the DJ Side of Amitabh Bachchan’: Rashmika Mandanna on Shooting ‘Goodbye'

Rashmika Mandanna talks about working in Bollywood vs the South film industry.

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Rashmika Mandanna, who stars in Goodbye with Amitabh Bachchan and Neena Gupta, talked to The Quint about entering Bollywood, her career, Rashmika says that becoming an actor came as a surprise to her.

She recalls, “There was an instance in school when my teachers wanted me to audition for a play and the only thing they came and told me was, ‘Please do not act because you can’t act. Don’t get into this’.”

Talking about working with Amitabh Bachchan, Rashmika says, “Initially, I had a preconceived notion of him being a very strict person, he’s not going to chit-chat with us; you need to be your best in front of him and I went to do that.”

“I think he was this person who was so chill that we saw the DJ side of him. The first wrap-up we had was in Mumbai and I was going back after my shot and they asked me to come back by 7. They said, ‘We’re going to have a DJ night’. I go there and there’s this beautiful person standing there and playing his music…it was Bachchan sir.”
Rashmika Mandanna, Actor

Rashmika also talked about why she decided to work on Goodbye, why she wants to play different characters, the difference between working in the South industry and Bollywood, and much more.

Watch the video for more.

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