Actor Rashmika Mandanna says she has the habit of touching everyone's feet including house helps when she visits her family. For her, the reason why she touches her house helps feet is because she doesn't 'want to differentiate'.
In an interview with Bazaar India, Rashmika said, “Little things matter to me. I wake up and spend time with my pets and meet my friends—it makes me happy. Words are really powerful and they can make or break a person, which is why when someone says something, it matters to me. I jot down the tiniest details in my diary... Back home, I have a habit of touching everyone’s feet out of respect, I also touch our house help’s feet, because I don’t want to differentiate. I respect everyone...it is who I am as a person.”
When asked if her parents feel 'extremely proud' of her, she said, “Not really, because my family is disconnected from the film industry, and they don’t realise what their daughter is doing. But when I win an award, they feel proud. Perhaps I need to accomplish a lot more to make them truly proud of me. My parents have raised me without any qualms, they provided me with everything a child could ask for, and I am grateful for that. And it is now my turn to take care of them...”
Rashmika was last seen in Mission Majnu, directed by Shantanu Bagchi and produced by Ronnie Screwvala, Amar Butala and Garima Mehta. The film also stars Sidharth Malhotra, Parmeet Sethi, Sharib Hashmi, Kumud Mishra, and Rajit Kapur among others. Fans will now see Rashmika in Pushpa: The Rule along with Allu Arjun.
She also has Sandeep Reddy Vanga's Animal alongside Ranbir Kapoor, Anil Kapoor and Bobby Deol in the pipeline. Produced by Bhushan Kumar's T-Series, Murad Khetani's Cine1 Studios and Pranay Reddy Vanga's Bhadrakali Pictures, Animal is set to release on August 11.