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 industry.
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 four-month course."
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 Wagah.
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 updates.
"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 of India.
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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