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Why is your real name a secret?

My reel name is Rahasya because my director, Saran of Vasool Raja MBBS, wanted to keep it a secret. Vedika Shivsagar is my real name.

What is the most important asset to be a successful item girl?

You have to dance with your heart. Anybody can be an item girl if they can dance with all their heart.

You seem to pull off the most complicated steps with ease, more so during live shows. When and where did you learn to dance?

I keep learning dance. I first trained in Kathak from Guru Viru Maharaj who also teaches Priyanka Chopra and Lara Dutta. Later I learned kathak from Habiba, then I trained with Saroj Khan and learnt hip-hop from Ganesh Hegde. And I trained in salsa under Sandeep Soparkar. Actually, Sundar C had offered me a film before the item number happened, but I was studying then. And now I wonder why the hell did I say ‘No’ to that. Now, I am doing an important character in a film starring Srikanth and Namitha.

Rakhi Sawant famously said that what God does not give, the Doc gives. Are you thankful to God or the Doc?

I am thankful to God. I have never needed the doctor. And I don’t like comparisons with Rakhi Sawant. I have my talent to speak for myself. Also, these surgeries cost a fortune. I have had to work so hard for three years and I still cannot afford a house in Bombay. I think it’s best to be happy with what God has given you when you have talent on your side.

If your boyfriend cheated on you? You would: a. Forgive him. b. Cheat on him c. Break up with him d. Do what Lorena Bobbitt did to her abusive husband.

I would go with A. I would just forgive and forget him. Everybody cheats on somebody sometime.

SUDHISH KAMATH


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