I was tired of sitting on the bike: Manjima
Manjima Mohan has a fear of sitting on a bike but thanks to her under-shoot film ‘Saahasam Swaasaga Saagipo’, starring Naga Chaitanya (Telugu) and...
Manjima Mohan has a fear of sitting on a bike but thanks to her under-shoot film ‘Saahasam Swaasaga Saagipo’, starring Naga Chaitanya (Telugu) and Simbu (Tamil). She was able to overcome her fear in the Gautham Menon directroial.
“I was initially very scared and I never knew how to sit properly on a bike. I used to push Naga Chaitanya over and shake the entire bike until I settled down. There was a time when he said, ‘Hello, please calm down’. I had to shoot with Chai (Telugu) or Simbu (Tamil version).
But Chai is crazy about bikes and he wants to be on it all the time. Sometimes, we had to shoot for the whole day under the sun, on a highway, and so I was tired of sitting on the bikes. In fact, it was tedious for the whole crew. But fortunately, both of the actors are sweet and very supportive.”
The Malayam actress describes shooting experience as ‘adventurous’. “The whole film was adventurous since we’ve been shooting for one year (laughs). We travelled a lot and went for long drives on the bike since the film’s major portions were shot while we were driving. I used to enjoy it a lot. So that’s where we used to indulge in a lot of conversations.”
She describes Chai as ‘health freak’. “We bonded over food. He generally eats healthy stuff and is a health freak but I’m a big foodie. So whenever he sees me eating, he comes and say ‘why don’t you go on a diet’ (smiles). He generally indulges in protein bar but I eat a lot of potato chips,” she laughs.