The story goes such: having requested a break from filming a tune for Bheeshma, Rashmika opted to journey to Venice from Rome through Florence on practice.
“I knew that my stop would arrive at noon,” she says. Once aboard, the practice operator threw two completely different choices. “One stop at 11.45 and the other at 12.15. I thought the earlier option was better and ended up getting off at the wrong station,” she provides.
Up forward have been two extra choices: both stroll for two-and-a-half hours along with her baggage to get to her resort in Venice, or journey by cab to a level halfway after which take a water taxi.
She took the cab however, as destiny would have it, she couldn’t discover a boat service/operator who may converse or perceive English.
“I was awestruck. The entire world comes here for vacation. Maybe, it was my bad luck that nobody could understand what I was trying to ask them, like ‘where to go’, ‘how do you reach here’,” she says.
The actor determined to wing it and discover her personal method, maybe, falling again on the solo traveller spirit, a transfer she would later remorse as she ended up on the resort solely at 2 am.
“I have never walked so much in my life. It was just me dragging my suitcase and walking around a residential street; there was not a single soul in sight. My phone battery was going to give up, I didn’t have a map and I started to think ‘okay, what if I am supposed to spend the rest of my life here?’,” she laughs, including, “I’m not kidding because I was so scared. Imagine, you are walking and you don’t see any one, there are just two people walking by and staring at you, probably because they think you are weird.”
The expertise solely strengthened her resolve to overcome the language barrier.
“I stayed in the hotel the next day because I was tired, but then the next two days I was out and about, taking the water taxis all around Venice trying to figure out the city, which stop connected to which place, talking to locals and clicking pictures. I did get lost in Venice but now I feel like I know each and every spot there.”