Kannada actor Harshika Poonacha will be making her debut in Malayalam cinema with Charminar which is directed by Ajith C Lokesh who penned the script for Money Ratnam starring Fahadh Faasil. Charminar, besides Harshika, also stars Ashwin Kumar and Hemanth Menon in the lead roles. Speaking about her debut Malayalam cinema, Harshika says that she couldn’t have asked for a better star in Malayalam. “I had a wonderful experience working in a Malayalam film. The film had a great team on and off the camera. It was a blessing to be part of this beautiful venture. The character has multiple shades and is a performance-oriented one,” was quoted as saying by New Indian Express.
Speaking about her experience in Malayalam film industry, Harshika says, “In Kannada, actors work in three or four schedules and it takes a longer time to complete the movie. But in Malayalam, I completed the filming within a month.” Harshika says that this continuous shoot schedules helped her stay focused on her role and not having to switch between different films. “I have done many special appearances in various Kannada films because I liked the roles. The number of scenes doesn’t matter to me if the character has something worthwhile to do,” Harshika added further.
Sharing screen space with actors like Ashwin and Hemanth, Harshika says, that is has only helped her perform better. “When people in front of us perform really well, we will try to match up to them. There was a healthy competition between three of us,” the pretty actress said.
Harshika Poonacha is also finding some love from Telugu and Tamil cinema after she recently did a Twitter chat with fans. When asked to say a word about Jr NTR, Harshika says that he is the most stylish actor she has ever seen. And when asked about Ajith, Harshika said that she is a huge fan of Thala and wants to act alongside him some day.