Richa Panai is an actress who appears in Bollywood, Tollywood, Mollywood and various ads. Richa Panai came to prominence as a model in advertisements for the Indian jewellery company Bhima Jewellery. Today we are with Richa Panai on the occasion of her latest flick Rakshaka Bhatudu release.Let's have small talk with her!
Brief us about Journey from Lucknow to the Industry.
I wished to become miss India or actress since childhood so for that reason after 12th I joined kingfisher airlines as flight attendant to come to Bombay n to groom myself n be independent as I belong to a conservative family.I had to plan everything accordingly.So it took me a while to convince my parents n enter the industry!
You are a kingfisher model before you entering in to the films. What attracted you to begin career as a model and as an actress? Why do you feel this is the ideal profession for you?
I wasn't kingfisher model I was a flight attendant.I wanted to travel be independent and understand how to enter into the film industry.I was fascinated by Bollywood actress as a kid.So I wanted to become one.I had a feeling it's appropriate for me.
How did you get your first opportunity?
While I was flying with Kfa I got my portfolio done and circulated it.Soon I got one big Tvc in Malayalam for Bhima gold n from der on I started getting movie offers.
You received Asainet fresh face award for your debue film what was your feeling?
Great feeling.My dad travelled with me to Dubai so it made it more special.
What factors will make you to sign a film i.e, hero or banner or director?
All of this are important and I would love to work with them but as if now I choose from what all options I have.Instead of sitting n waiting for big heroes or big directors I believe in utilizing the opportunity in hand.
Teamwork and the ability to work with large numbers of people is important in this role. How do you cope working within a large team? Why do you think teamwork is important?
Offcourse it's very imp.You can't run a show all alone.With time and experience you improve your team work abilities.
Motivation is important within the acting profession. What would you say is your motivator currently? How do you remain positive and focused within your role?
Whenever I go through a low phase I go through the struggle stories of senior actor and that keeps me motivated.That nothing is impossible if you try heart fully n no one will believe in you if you won't believe in yourself.Also family n friends are great support systems.
What have you learned from your senior actors?
A lot ..most important thing is that theirs no substitute to hard work.
What kind of roles do you prefer?
Do you think that you have the potential to carry a film on your shoulders?
No idea.Time will tell.It depends on the script n role also a lot.
Q)Who is favourite actor and actress?
SRK, Salman, Ranbir, Ranvir, Mahesh babu, Alu Arjun, Prabhas, Anushka Shetty, Anushka sharma, Trisha, Ileana, Deepika, Aishwarya, Alia.
What difference you spot between Mollywood, Tollywood and Bollywood?
All are same full of passionate people.Just budgets are different.
Since beginning your career tell us about a situation that has made you proud. Why was this, and what was the outcome?
I just feel happy when I get some award or someone appreciates my work.
Thinking back over your career to date, what has been your greatest accomplishment as an actress?
I am yet to achieve a lot.I am in learning process now.
How do you like to be managed? What sort of management style gets the best out of you professionally?
I'll manage it by perfect planning and by focusing on work.
From a professional context, what do you feel your greatest weakness is?
I am not a very social person and I dont like late night parties much.I am quiet boring in that sense so may be that's not good for our kind of profession.
Give a few tips to the aspiring actress.
Improve your talents and come fully prepared.Work hard rest leave to God.
Rapid Fire With Richa Panai
Three things that no one know about you
I was best NCC cadet of Lucknow in school time and got 2 scholarships for same.
I was never interested in studies but I worked hard for my board exams n scored distinction just for my parents happiness.
I was an extreme case of naughty kid till 8th class.
Your favorite holiday spot
Anywhere with my loved ones.I can't travel solo.
What would you ask if god appears before you
Happiness for my loved ones and peace in world.
Person whom you want to date if you are given a chance?
Ranbir kapoor and Prabhas.Both are single I think.haha
The thing you can't do
Person u feel comfortable with
Things that you always have with you Hand
sanitizer, hand cream, perfume ,lip balm, tissues, mobile cash and cards.
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