Raashii Khanna Opens Up On Facing Rejections In South: 'I Have Lost Out On Roles Because People Thought I Was Too Pretty'
Raashii Khanna says some rejected her down South saying she was too pretty
Raashii Khanna is one of the most loved stars in the industry. She made her acting debut in a supporting role with the film Madras Cafe and later made her debut as a female lead in Telugu with Oahalu Gusagusalade. Since then, there was no looking back for the actress. She is currently basking in the success of her first Hindi web series 'Rudra: The Edge of Darkness'. Well, the actress' journey has had its ups and downs. In a recent interview, Raashii opened up about facing rejections and upcoming projects.
Speaking to ETimes, Raashii shared, "Sometimes I have lost out on roles because people thought I was too pretty. There's a certain stereotype that has been created that you can either be a glamour doll or a great actor, you can't be both. Some people actually rejected me saying, 'No no, but you are too pretty for the role. We can't see you like this'. I am like, 'Take my audition and see if I can act!' They don't want to see beyond my looks, that's what I was facing in the South where people were not taking me seriously as an actor."
The actress added that things have changed after 'Rudra'. ALSO READ:Raashii Khanna Consoles Shahid Kapoor As She Gets All The Love From Raj And DK; Tells Him ‘It’s Okay’-See Pic
On the work front, the actress has interesting projects in the pipeline. She will be seen in Yodha opposite Sidharth Malhotra and Disha Patani. The actress opened up about doing Yodha and said, "My character is the heart of the film, you will know once you see the film. Sidharth is there and that's just a part of the film. I played a really authoritative figure, somebody who stands on her own, someone you would really like to see on-screen. I am very happy about it because it's very well-written and different from what people have seen of me. It might come as a shock to people and be like 'Oh this is Raashii! Is she the same girl from 'Rudra'?!"
The actress will also be seen in a web series with Shahid Kapoor. Talking about her role, she shared, "With my role, every woman is going to relate, that is something I can say. Not much I can reveal about it now, but I am very proud of the show. I hope it comes out very soon."
NewsMar 29 2023, 07:03:02