Hyderabad: Southern actress Lavanya Tripathi, who rose to stardom after a successful debut in producer SS Rajamouli's Telugu romantic drama Andala Rakshasi, feels a successful banner adds weight to a project and helps in drawing crowds. But she admits a successful banner may not always churn out a blockbuster.
Talking to IANS, Lavanya said, "Rajamouli sir's name definitely added lot of weight-age to my debut film, which had an all new team. He didn't merely fund the project, but was also constantly assessing us on the sets whenever he had time. But his association with the project definitely drew masses to the cinemas."
Meanwhile the actress added, "Andala Rakshasi worked because of music and the conviction with which my director handled the subject, and therefore, it is important to believe in content. If our producer funded our project, then it is evident he would have liked something in it."
Lavanya is currently shooting for untitled Telugu project with Vishnu Manchu. "I'm thankful to the director of my film to have given me an angelic character, which is quite contrary to what I played in my debut. I play a sweet and intellect doctor and I'm extremely happy that I get to rub shoulders with lot of industry veterans in the film," she said.