Actress Raashii Khanna is trying to help the poor, who are most affected by the pandemic and its ensuing lockdown, and she is asking everyone to donate to help the needy.
“It’s really bad for a lot of families, and some of them are literally on the verge of starvation. I really would like people to open their hearts and donate because literally every gesture counts. It is not necessarily an exorbitant amount. We need to realize that we are all in the same boat and only together can we overcome these difficult times. And together we can be a miracle in someone’s life, ”says Raashii, who leads an initiative called #BeTheMiracle that aims to help those in need.
“The reality on the ground for people suffering from the pandemic is heartbreaking. #BeTheMiracle is my way of doing everything I can for them, ”says Raashii Khanna.
Raashii is teaming up with organizations like Roti Bank and other volunteers who are also helping nursing homes, in addition to animals that were left without food or water during the lockdown.
Raashii Khanna, who recently returned from Milan, Italy, after filming for the Telugu film “Thank You,” reveals that filming in a foreign location, when people back home in India battled Covid, has upset.
The actress said filming in Italy was safe as the locals observed the protocol very responsibly.
“We were in the middle of a pandemic and I was initially afraid to go (Italy). Once there, I realized that people in Italy were very responsible for wearing masks even though the second wave had passed. Very few people were shooting with us in the team and all precautions had been taken, ”Raashii Khanna told IANS.
“While I was there, the second wave in India intensified and I was constantly reading what was happening in India. It was overwhelming. It was a shame that our country is suffering and that we are gone. Now we are back and there is not much we can do. It is a situation of helplessness. We shot for what we had done, but it was humanely overwhelming. We were constantly thinking about what was going on at home, ”adds Raashii.
Raashii made her acting debut with Shoojit Sircar’s 2013 Hindi film “Madras Cafe”, and eventually made a foray into Telugu cinema with hits such as “Touch Chesi Chudu”, “Tholi Prema”, “Venky Mama” “and” World Famous Lover “.
Speaking about how Covid created obstacles for the ‘Thank You’ production team, the actress said: ‘Honestly there is always pressure to finish on time but I had a really good team that had taken everything into consideration and they didn’t have any pressure. We were all stressed out about finishing the shoot because there were restrictions because we were from India. There were some places that were canceled because that we were Indians and there was this whole thing about the pandemic developing in India that was going against us. ”
Raashii Khanna adds: “There were challenges the production team faced, but other than that we were really protected. There were days when we filmed 18 hours a day because we had no choice. It was not like before the pre-pandemic that you could film in luxury and anywhere you wanted. It was more difficult this time. “
“Thank You” will be her second outing with Naga Chaitanya after “Venky Mama,” and Raashii says her role in the film will be relevant.
“People love me mostly in romantic movies and that’s what I understood. In ‘Thank you’ there’s a nice part written for me. I think audiences will appreciate it because it’s real. Usually sometimes we play on top of the main characters and I’m known for my comedy in the south. It’s something that I really look forward to, “she concludes.
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