Giving us a glimpse of her Bollywood debut as the lead with Dharma Productions, Raashii Khanna said, “With Yodha, I had to pinch myself to believe that I could call myself a Dharma heroine. I got to fulfill my childhood fantasies, where I wanted to look pretty and be part of a glossy film.”
She continued, “[Initially] I thought only certain people got to be a Dharma heroine. I didn’t think it was easy for people who come from outside to bag such films. So, the fact that I am in this film, opens doors for others. You don’t necessarily have to be a part of a certain background to be a part of a Dharma film. Work so hard on your skill set that your talent cannot be dismissed.”
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This year, she is more focused on her Hindi projects after 2022 which featured a slew of feature film releases in Tamil and Telugu. With Yodha, she got to play the part of a typical Hindi film heroine. Directed by Sagar Ambre and Pushkar Ojha, Yodha is a mainstream commercial action film. But the actor insists that she has a lot of responsibility for her character in the film. She is not sidelined as a female actor. Yodha will be released on July 7, 2023.
Last year, Raashii made her OTT debut in Disney+ Hotstar’s Rudra: The Edge of Darkness. An adaptation of the British series Luther starring Idris Elba, the Indian version was headlined by actor Ajay Devgn. Raashii starts off the psychological crime thriller as Rudra’s antagonist before settling in as a reluctant friend to the detective.
Raashii Khanna also maintained that she has always opted for strong female characters that play significant roles in the story narratives, and even with Yodha, she continues to do so. She concluded by adding, “Usually, in such glossy films, there is not much for a female actor to do. But in Yodha, there is a lot of responsibility on my character.”