Grew as actor and person in `Oohalu...`: Raashi Khanna

IANS| Updated: May 27, 2014, 17:53 PM IST

Chennai: `Madras Cafe` famed actress Raashi Khanna, who is making her Telugu debut in upcoming romantic-comedy `Oohalu Gusagusalade`, says the experience of working in a new industry helped her grow as an actor as well as person.

"My journey of working in Telugu filmdom has helped me grow as an actor and person. I think it`s very important to grow as a person from the experiences you encounter in life. I believe I have realised this while working in this film," Raashi said.

"I also learnt the technicality of acting but growing as a person was most important for me and I will cherish it," she added.

Raashi felt respected working on the film, which features a team of first-timers.

"The overall experience has been great and I was respected by my team. Since most of us were first-timer, we worked with a lot of passion. Moreover, my director believed in me since the first day and that helped me personally to perform better," she said.

Raashi plays a character called Prabhavati in the film and transforming into it was her biggest challenge.

"I play a very strong-headed woman who is egoistic. She has shades of grey and she`s not typical. There was a time when I wouldn`t connect to the character and my director would remind me of the shades of grey in the character. It`s very different from who I am as a person," Raashi said.

"The biggest challenge was to convince myself that I could transform into Prabhavati. While rehearsing and shooting, I felt like watching myself acting but when I finally saw the film I saw my character come alive on screen. All credit goes to my director," she added.

Directed by Srinivasa Avasarala, `Oohalu Gusagusalade` features Nag Shourya in the lead. It is produced by Sai Korrapati.