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Rashmika Mandanna on challenges encircling her accent: For me it's a strength rather than weakness

In a recent interview with India Forums, Rashmika Mandanna talked about her film Goodbye, challenges encircling her accent and many other things.

Published: Saturday,Oct 08, 2022 06:28 AM GMT-06:00
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Rashmika Mandanna has been receiving rave reviews for her recent release Goodbye, which was released in theatres on 7th October. 

The actress joined India Forums for a candid chat and talked about various aspects of the film and her professional life,

She was questioned, "Coming from down south who has given majority of your performances in that industry, you have  a certain tonality or accent which caters to those audiences, but now as you make your Bollywood debut with Goodbye and had to speak in Hindi, especially portraying a Punjabi girl in the film, there have been some kind of critical views from the audiences about your accent. So do you feel that it is a challenge for you and the mass audience might have a problem to accept it? 

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Sharing her thoughts on the same, she said,

"So it's given that I am born and brought up in the south, it's not like oh she is not ever going to have the accent. I'd be lying if I say that but I know for a fact that, if I would work on a film, I will only agree to it if I knew I would be capable of doing the best which is accepted by my director, the producers, and myself equally."

She further added, 

"For me, I know, all these industries that I have worked in, the only thing that the audiences everywhere has said is, that we like your voice, we like the emotion in your voice, so we want you to dub it. And if any other person dubs for me, then its like somewhere your performance is good but the voice takes away the performance some how and I hated that feeling. So since the beginning I knew that its okay even if I have to put my brain into work like 24/7 but I will still learn the language and I will still dub my own films."

She further exclaimed,

 "I think for me its become a strength rather than a weakness because I know that once people get comfortable with my own voice and way of speaking, that they can never really look at my acting in some one else's voice."

Apart from Rashmika, Goodbye also featured legendary Amitabh Bachchan and Neena Gupta in pivotal roles and Pavail Gulati, Elli Avram, Sunil Grover and others in supporting roles. 

Rashmika Mandanna Goodbye 

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samarp2 3 months ago born & brought up in kannada family, speaking Kannada at home, she had said, she cant speak Kannada fluently..over hyped actress...that time, Anushka Shetty, who hails from Karnataka, does mostly tamil & Telugu films..was speaking in fluent should not forget ur mother tongue
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