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Sharmila happy to take comedy lessons from Allari Naresh

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Hyderabad: What did Southern actress Sharmila Mandre learn 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. The actress says that working with him was not just fun but also a learning experience as well.

Talking to IANS, Sharmila Mandre gushed her excitement over working with Allari Naresh. The Bangalore beauty said, "Naresh is one of the actors with impeccable timing for comedy and, therefore working with him was not just fun but also a learning experience as well. After having spent a few months with him on the project, I have learned how to be comical."

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. She added, "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."

Sharmila Mandre continued, "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. Not all actors take time and effort to help their co-stars, but Naresh is an exception. I thoroughly enjoyed working with him."

Continue to read Sharmila Mandre interview in slide show.

Kevvu Keka is directed by Devi Prasad and produced by Boppana Chandrasekhar. It has music by Bheems and Chinni Charan. It is an out-and-out comedy entertainer and 80 percent of the shooting has been shot in Bangkok and Pollachi.

Talking about the film, Sharmila Mandre said, "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."

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."

Kevvu Keka is a romantic comedy film. The chemistry between Allari Naresh and Sharmila Mandre is going to be one of the main attractions in the film. Sources from the production team claim that Sharmila looks very glamourous in this film.

The film Kevvu Keka is currently in post-production. It is expected to hit the screens worldwide in the second week of May. The film unit feels that it would be a bigger hit than Allari Naresh previous movie Sudigadu.

Sharmila Mandre, who is on the verge of signing another Telugu film, hopes that Kevvu Keka would give her a big break in Tollywood and bring her more big offers.

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