Actress Priya Anand: 'no Romance Between Rj Balaji And Me In Lkg' Cinema News
After Fukrey Returns, Priya Anand’s announcement of her signing a Tamil film with RJ Balaji in the lead, made heads turn. Interestingly, the film, titled LKG, is touted to be a political satire that will take on the current political scenario in Tamil Nadu.
Ask her what made her sign up for the project and she says, "RJ Balaji is a good friend of mine for some time now, and I knew he was coming up with something interesting. He caught me by surprise when he told me that he wanted to have me on board for the project. Initially, I was a little hesitant and even clueless. But after listening to the script, I immediately agreed." She adds, "The film is an experimental one, a new genre, that of a political satire, and I am sure it will tickle your funny bone. Audiences these days like to watch different genres and rest assured, they will have a lot to take home from the film."
Elaborating on her role, she says, "Many assumed that I will be playing Balaji’s romantic interest, which is not a fact. There are no romantic sequences or love story between us. My character is an independent, strong and intelligent one which will definitely add value to my acting career. We will begin shooting for the film soon, and I am quite excited about it."
Talking about working in multiple industries from the beginning of her career, she says, "Language has never been a concern. Even if I am going to stay away from one industry for more than a year, it will never bother me. All I want is to do good roles, and be a part of films that interest me. I am not a very calculative person. I will just go with prevailing trends."
Priya Anand has recently completed shooting for her Malayalam project, Kayamkulam Kochunni, which has Nivin Pauly in the lead. Talking about it, she says, "It’s a period film, based on the life of Kayamkulam Kochunni, a famed highwayman who robbed the rich and gave to the poor in the early 19th century. I am lucky to be a part of this project, as it has a brilliant storyline." She adds,"It was so much fun to work with someone like Nivin Pauly. There is a lot for people like me to learn from the Malayalam industry itself. Actors there have their fingers on the pulse of the audience and know exactly what to deliver and what not to."
On her Kannada film Orange, she says, "My first Kannada film, Raajakumara was a blockbuster. Orange is my second project, which is again a family entertainer like the previous one. I have a lot of hopes on this one, as well."