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Raasi is as charming as ever

Raasi  

The spark in her eyes, the colour on her cheeks and the whole hearted smile is intact. It was a self imposed exile as she had been working continuously as a child artiste and as a heroine for many years before she married her colleague and director Niwas. Raasi is a picture of contentment enjoying motherhood. “I wake up at five am and walk five kilometres followed by meditation. My daughter occupies all my time and it is only recently that I have returned to the silver screen. I took voluntary retirement. Now that the industry has beckoned, I am back.”

Raasi has a sweet voice and she says if people give her an opportunity she is ready to dub for films. She adds, “I dubbed for Nadiya in Mirchi, Antaku Mundhu Aa Taruvata for Madhubala, Kajal Agarwal’s debut film and for Galipatam. I love to dub for artistes and it is quite an enjoyable job and I find it flexible too.”

Talking about her entry into Nandini Reddy’s film she says, “I had known her since Anthahpuram days when she was an associate director. We met in a mall and then she said she’d want to work with me some day. I laughed it off. Four months later her staff called me and again followed up and convinced me to listen to the story and then take a decision. I had to agree. She even made me dance for the film and I did it after 12 years, I couldn’t say no. I play Malavika Nair’s mother in the movie.”

The actor has already wrapped up director Chuniya’s film that is a Nagarjuna production. She is simultaneously doing television and is balancing her life perfectly. Now that she has begun signing films, what kind of roles would she like to take up? “People shouldn’t wonder in the first place why I had done a particular film. There should be some substance for me to portray a role, and I wouldn’t like to disappoint anyone.”

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