Pune: Begnining of a struggle…a challenge
While it was a law degree that beckoned a move to Symbiosis institute in Pune at just 17, the finances were a challenge to deal with and her father wanted her to return home.
While in Pune, she was fortunate to attract work in short films made by students of the prestigious Film & Television Institute of India (FTII).
However, in the real world, only pursuing your passion might not always take care of your expenses.
This time it was her mother who believed in her, supported her decision. Her mother however encouraged her to earn her own living in Pune, a task Rajshri was unprepared for at that moment.
A trained Kathakali dancer, Rajshri initially decided to become a part time dance teacher. By doing this Rajshri managed her finances single handedly and continued to pursue her degree in law. However little did she know where her journey and her aspiration to explore life would take her next.
The vibrant theatre culture of the city inspired her to join assorted drama groups. These groups performed street plays at various avenues including schools, colleges and even theatre festivals.