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Shantanu Bagchi: Rashmika Mandanna Is An Actress Who Can Sit On A Chair, Do Very Little, And Yet Move You To Tears

'Mission Majnu' director Shantanu Bagchi opens up on working with the fresh pair of Sidharth Malhotra and Rashmika Mandanna. He reveals why the two were the perfect ones for the characters.

Rashmika Mandanna And Shantanu Bagchi
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Debutant director Shantanu Bagchi's spy thriller 'Mission Majnu' starring Sidharth Malhotra and Rashmika Mandanna released on Netflix recently. Stepping into the world of storytelling as an ad filmmaker, Shantanu Bagchi truly took a giant leap in the director's shoes with a film based on a true event. While the film is receiving a mixed response from everywhere despite it being on the top of trending charts on the OTT platform. The debutant director now shares his experience of working with Sidharth and Rashmika in the film.

Sharing his experience of working with the handsome hunk Sidharth Malhotra, Shantanu Bagchi says, "A great performance from an actor comes after lots of hard work but on screen, it has to look effortless and real. Sid achieved this in the movie. I have witnessed Sid’s drive to excel in ‘Mission Majnu’. We had lots of discussions, readings, and rehearsals – in short it was exciting to work with him. It is a wonderful feeling as a director when you see an actor going beyond your expectation."

On the other hand, sharing his experience of working with Rashmika Mandanna, Shantanu Bagchi says, "I always believed, as far as acting is concerned – Less is more. Rashmika is an actress who can sit on a chair, do very little, and yet move you to tears. Not an easy thing to do. It needs tremendous restraint and skill at the same time. It was an absolute joy to see her going through various workshops and bringing all her learnings to play the role of a blind girl."

'Mission Majnu' tries to arouse sentiments of patriotism throughout the nation. It is currently streaming on Netflix.

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