New Delhi: After playing a fun loving Punjabi girl in Ashima Chibber`s comedy film, ‘Mere Dad Ki Maruti’, MTV VJ-turned-actress Rhea Chakraborty says she now has her priorities right. The 20-year-old is clear she would like to work in films.
"I had to work really hard to get the role. I auditioned more than two hundred times. But working in films is exciting and challenging. I am looking forward to doing more films," said Rhea, known for popular music shows like `Fantastic Five` and `Gone in Sixty Seconds.`
Sharing her experience, the actress said: "Considering it was my debut project, I was initially very nervous. But the entire cast and crew made me really comfortable on the sets. And now I am best friends with all of them. We had a blast on the set. I must say that I have always had the luxury of getting pampered on the sets, be it TV shows or film."
When asked if she relates to the character, she said, "Not really. Yeah, I am fun loving. I do crack jokes at times too. But Jasleen is a sort of self-obsessed and very fashionable Punjabi girl. I don`t relate to her hundred percent, but my friends who have seen the movie claim that I am like her."
Rhea said being a VJ and acting are completely different things. "You have to be yourself when you host a show. You have to interact with viewers, crack jokes, sympathise with them, entertain them; but in films, you play a character. You have to get hold of the attention of viewers."
The actress, who is also busy with M.S. Raju`s Telugu film ‘Tuneega Tuneega’, admitted she had never done an acting course or studied theatre, so she had to rehearse the script before each shot.
"I started my career with `Teen Diva`, and that helped me learn anchoring. Fortunately, I got work after the show ended. And I never got time to learn acting. Also it`s a very spontaneous film. Learning dialogues wasn`t that difficult. It all came naturally, but I used to rehearse before each shot," she said.