Actress Ranya Rao, who made her Tamil debut with the recently released Vikram Prabhu-starrer Wagah, is happy about making an entry into Tamil cinema.
Despite the movie receiving mixed reviews from fans and critics
alike, Ranya feels she has started off well in the
A Lot Of Offers
Post Wagah, Ranya has said she's been getting a lot of
offers. However, the actress doesn't want to go on a signing spree
and instead wants to wait for the perfect role.
Before Taking Up Acting
"I was part of several plays. My parents were keen that I get a
degree first. I did take up an engineering course, but I never
pursued it. It was only then my parents realized that my passion
lay in films," she told the leading daily.
Doing It The Right Way
Before pursuing her career in the filed of cinema, Ranya did a
fourth-month course to get the nuances of acting right. "I wanted
some training before I set out to pursue a career here. So, I did a
Power Of Parents
"My parents were the ones who met casting directors and
forwarded my portfolio. Also, I didn't see me coming into the
industry as a struggle, as I was focussed," she has said.
Ranya Rao, who hails from the Chikmagalur district of Karnataka,
made her acting debut with Sudeep-starrer Maanikya, a
Kannada film, that eventually landed her a role in
The actress is awaiting the release of her Kannada
movie Pataki. In Tamil, she is yet to
sign on the dotted lines of a new project. Stay tuned for further
"I have been getting appreciation for my work and I'm happy to
debuted with a performance-oriented role. I feel that the film has
given me a good start for my career in Kollywood," she told Times
The 23-year-old went on to say that Tamil cinema is blessed with
the best of technicians and directors and hence it has been
fabricating the best of movies.
"I live in Mumbai and ever since I told them I was doing a Tamil
film, my friends there were excited. The best of films, technicians
and directors come from Kollywood," she has said and added that
Mani Ratnam is her favourite film-maker.
"I have watched a couple of Tamil films and Mani Ratnam is my
favourite director. I like the way he portrays romance on screen. I
have a soft corner for romantic films."
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