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Goodbye actor Rashmika Mandanna gives her take on the North vs. South film debate; here's what she has to say

Rashmika Mandanna also spoke at length about a few movies working well at the box office.

Goodbye actor Rashmika Mandanna gives her take on the North vs. South film debate; here's what she has to say
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Last Updated: 01.33 PM, Oct 05, 2022


With the release of Goodbye, Rashmika Mandanna will make her Hindi feature debut. The movie, which is directed by Vikas Bahl, has Amitabh Bachchan and Neena Gupta in significant roles. The slice-of-life movie Goodbye is about a family coping with loss and unforeseen situations. During a recent interaction with India Today, Rashmika reaffirmed her opinions on the much-debated North vs. South issue and explained why she has never thought that language or industries are a barrier.

The actor remarked that language or business were never a problem. Since the beginning of her career, like five years ago, she has consistently done films in various industries and languages, and she has never felt uncomfortable doing so. That, Rashmika believes, is how she keeps things more exciting as an actor. Since they're calling it a pan-Indian film now, and audiences all over the world are viewing it and praising it, she believes that the North-South issue is also diminishing.

As an actor, Rashmika believes that's how she interprets it. For her, the script is what matters most in the end. Her co-stars are the team, so what role does she play in that? Or will she enjoy herself while filming it? Finally, the audience will love it, and the actor believes that is how she approaches photography and working; she is overjoyed. The actor also claimed that, of course, people are excited about the new idea.

When asked if the discussion surrounding movies not performing well concerned her, Rashmika responded by saying that the scenario now after COVID-19 is so different that people are uncertain about their own health. It's like one doesn't know what all of them are going to be doing and one doesn't have any idea what will occur tomorrow. So, something like that influences every element of what one does. Therefore, one can't just talk about the film industry, how well movies are doing, or whether it's working; that's not it. Rashmika said that it's the mentality that people have, and now, people are returning to the movies in cinemas.

The actor believes that if one simply offers people a great movie to see in a cinema, they will do that, and people simply want to have that experience.

The movie Goodbye will hit theatres on October 7, 2022.

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