Rinku Rajguru was cast as Archie (Archana) at a very young age (when she was only in the 7 standard) as the lead actress of the film Sairat by Nagraj Manjule, despite not being traditionally good looking. She met Nagraj first in 2013, and the finalisation for her role happened one year after meeting him. She played a action oriented role of Archie and even performed her own stunts in the film. In one of the shots, she had to jump into a well. Additionally, she also rode a Bullet, a traditionally men’s bike as well as a tractor. She got special mention in the National awards for the role of Archie, making her one of the youngest actresses to be named in the national awards. She and her co-star Akash Thosar became instant celebrities, after the release of the movie. They even appeared in Kapil Sharma TV show and on many other channels for giving interviews and participating in events.” There were media reports of her and co-actor Akash Thosar (Parshya) being paid 5 crores as bonus after the film had made box office collection close to 100 crores, but she had denied these reports and confirmed that she had been paid only what was originally agreed upon.