What did southern actress Sharmila Mandre learned from her co-star Allari Naresh while working in the upcoming Telugu romantic-comedy "Kevvu Keka"? She learned all that it takes to be comical on the screen.
"Naresh is one of the actors with impeccable timing for comedy and, therefore, working with him was not just fun but a learning experience as well. After having spent a few months with him on the project, I have learned how to be comical," Sharmila told IANS.
"Comedy comes to him naturally and there have been so many instances on the sets when we all laughed so much. He is a natural and working with him definitely helped me to understand the genre better," she added.
Allari Naresh is known for some of the highly successful Telugu comedies "Sudigadu", "Seema Sastri" and "Bendu Apparao RMP" among others.
Naresh is a supportive co-actor as well.
"I'm still learning Telugu, therefore, I find it difficult to follow most words. Thanks to Naresh, I didn't have any problem on the sets because in almost all scenes he would take effort to explain to me before we shot it," she said.
"Not all actors take time and effort to help their co-stars, but Naresh is an exception. I thoroughly enjoyed working with him," said Sharmila.
"Kevvu Keka", directed by Devi Prasad, is produced by Boppana Chandrasekhar. It has music by Bheems and Chinni Charan.
"It's one of those films you can sit back and enjoy. I play a comical character called Mahalakshmi who has the habit of blurting out things to everyone because of her innocence. It's a role I haven't played before," she said.
Queried if she enjoys comedy, Sharmila said: "Absolutely. I love watching comedy flicks whenever I find time. Of course, there have been times, I have watched serious films as well, but mostly I enjoy watching films with good amount of humour".
The film, which is currently in post-production, is coming out in the second week of May.
Sharmila is on the verge of signing another Telugu film.