I get my ‘shakti’ from my obsession with work: actor Rasika Dugal

The iTV Network hosted the ‘We Women Want Festival’ on 18th March 2023 at the Juhu Hotel in Mumbai. The event marked the second edition of the We Women Want Shakti Awards, and in this programme, several Indian women achievers were honoured. The day-long event was full of extravaganza celebrating women and saluting their spirit
Noted actress Rasika Dugal was also present at this colourful event. She talked in length and breadth about her film career, her successes, the advice of others, and many more. She described her happy childhood and her acting course in FDI; she also added that those who were enrolled in FDI, most of them thought themselves stars. When asked from where you get shakti. She said that I get my shakti from my obsession with working. She went on to say I believe India has an undeniable global presence, and it should be because of the emerging power of women as well. Our country is replete with talent, and hence we can work in difficult situations,” she said while talking about her Emmy win & India’s Oscar win. I moved to Mumbai after completing my acting course at FDI Pune. Anwar was her first film. After that, she never looked back, got films at regular intervals, and did acting in several films. When I moved to Mumbai after the completion of my acting course, many people told me, “Don’t accept any small role; try to get a role in a big movie.” Then I realised that I had to do things my own way. I made up my mind to go for small work, which proved conducive for me.
Rasika’s breakthrough moment came in the year 2018 with her role in the Amazon Prime Video original series Mirzapur, this really made her a well-known star. Hailed as the OTT queen by the netizens, Rasika is an award-winning actor who has delivered top-notch performances in ‘Mirzapur’, ‘Delhi Crime’ and many more.
Talking about a game changer, the actor categorically said that the film Manto was a game changer. The story was based on the life of writer Saadat Hassan Manto. She also talked about her 2013, drama film in Punjabi, Qissa, written and directed by Anup Singh. The film showed the differences between boys and girls. The theme of the film was the desire of a son for a Sikh man. She portrayed the role of a young IPS officer named Neeti Singh in the TV series Delhi Crime, released on Netflix on 21 March 2019 which won the International Emmy Award for Best Drama Series.
Speaking about the recently announced third season of the famous crime thriller, Dugal said, “Delhi Crime 3 is a well-researched & well-filmed show.” Its international credibility is undeniable.

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