Rumours were doing rounds that popular television actress Rashmi Gautam was getting married to someone from Vizag, her hometown, soon. Speculations started and were high that the actress might quite doing shows in Telugu. The actress clarified all these and lashed out these rumours.
Speaking to a leading daily, the actress cleared all the air around her marriage. “I am happy with my work now and no, I am not seeing anyone,” said Rashmi Gautam. “I just love the city. My entire family is based in Vizag: my parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles. One day, I will definitely settle down in Vizag, there’s absolutely no doubt about that, I keep visiting the city at least once in six months. It’s a wonderful city with a lot of potential. What’s wrong in that? Television made me what I am today. I owe everything to the medium,” said Rashmi.
The actress also says,” I don’t know how people end up contemplating things in such a manner. I never meant to marry someone from Vizag, when I said I would like to settle down in the city. I love the city and settling down doesn’t mean getting married. I any case, I’m not looking to get married at this point of time.”
Speaking about working on cinema and television simultaneously, the Guntur Talkies actress says that even a big film would need to approach television for promotion and television is always interesting to work on. “ Even a big film at the time of release needs to approach television for promotion. In Hollywood, super stars do web-series’ and television. So, I think this perception which demeans television is very wrong,” added Rashmi.
Rashmi credits her career to her stint in television and says,” Television made me what I am today. After 14 years of struggle, it is television which gave me an identity.”
Rashmi has been the host of a popular stand-up comedy show on Telugu television for a long time and has received wide appreciation for her hosting abilities.