Rashmika Mandanna is a rising actress in India, with multiple films under her belt; she is currently the busiest of all her competitors. Rashmika has just wrapped production on her second Bollywood film, Goodbye, starring Amitabh Bachchan and Neena Gupta.
And she will soon make her Hindi film debut in Mission Majnu, starring Sidharth Malhotra. She is also working on the Telugu film Pushpa, which stars Allu Arjun. In a recent interview with Film Companion, she discussed her Bollywood debut, her break-up with Rakshit Shetty, her friendship with Vijay Deverakonda, and other topics.
Rashmika also discusses trolling and negativity on social media following her break-up with Kannada actor Rakshit Shetty and her appearance. It’s suffocating, she says, when people talk about your body, your skin, or your relationship.
She went on to say that you feel naked in front of so many people. That is not easy for a young girl. She’s toughened up and no longer acts as a punching bag for others.
Rashmika stated that it had turned her into a rock in terms of dealing with trolling and negative comments over the years because they now do, and it doesn’t even matter to her. Rashmika claims that such things no longer bother her and that she even wishes she could give something to people who troll her. “‘Accha, chalo, take it,’ I say. This is what I gave you.”
When asked about Vijay Deverakonda, Rashmika stated that he is the only person who gives her advice and is the industry’s go-to guy. She refers to him as her best friend.