The very talented Aishwarya Rajesh is in the city for the promotions of her next release, Republic which will be out on October 1st. The actress has Telugu roots but is born and brought up in Chennai. She made a mark in the Tamil cinema with her unique selection of subjects and then started to impress the Telugu filmmakers.
The actress landed at a Restaurant in Manikonda and has tasted a sumptuous Telugu Thaali. The Nearby News team caught up with her for a short chit-chat. "When in Hyderabad, it is all about food. Despite living in Chennai, we are Telugu at heart. Non-veg is a must for my mother every day but everything should be in Andhra style. Gongura Pachadi is our favorite," the actress says.
"There is a stark cultural difference between Chennai and Andhra people. We eat curries separately but they eat Sambar and have curries as side dishes. Friends there see me as alien when I eat food in Andhra style. I am a big foodie and I will myself cook everything very well. I cook fish and chicken very well," Aishwarya Rajesh reveals her inner Telugu in our conversation.
After having a big conversation about food and her Telugu roots, the actress then moved on to Republic. "I play Myra Hasan, an NRI who comes to Hyderabad due to an issue. It is an important character in the film and will add lots of value to the film. Republic is a film which is really important to our society," Aishwarya explains.
"Political Science is a must subject in the United States but we do not feel like talking about politics here. Republic is such a subject which kids should see. The elders should see. It will cultivate the habit of questioning in the people. It will explain to us the need to be aware of society and politics," the actress adds.