Rashmika Mandanna recollects being told ‘you don’t have the face of an actor

Mumbai, April 29, 2024.

A snippet from a year-old interview of Mandanna with Galatta Plus’ Baradwaj Rangan, posted by content creator Himanshu Verma on his platform LearnwithHeman is trending on YouTube shorts, showed Mandanna recalling the time she got rejected for not having the ‘face of an actor’.

“I remember getting rejected so many times. And somehow, I couldn’t take it. So, I gave about 20-25 auditions and I got rejected in most of them saying you don’t have the face of an actor,” said the Animal actor.

“I would come back home and I would sit and cry. After that, there was this other film for which I auditioned for the last time and I ended up getting it. We went for training for that film. However, sadly, after training 2-3 months for that film, it never took off,” she added.