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
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.
Lavanya started her career as a model and she was crowned Miss Uttarakhand in 2006.
Lavanya made her acting debut with the 2012 Telugu film Andala Rakshasi.
Lavanya earned critical acclaim for her performance as Midhuna in the movie Andala Rakshasi.
Lavanya says that she feels the pressure of being cast opposite an established actor.
She said, "I could feel the pressure while working with Vishnu. I have to give 200 percent to match his expectations."
She added, "But I take it as a learning experience because when you are paired with a star actor, you automatically strive to work harder."
For the 23-year old, it is important to satisfy the actor within her. Hence, she has not signed too many movies after Andala Rakshasi.
For the 23-year old, it is important to satisfy the actor within her. Hence, she has not signed too many movie after Andala Rakshasi.
She adds, "I also have a Tamil project in hand for which I will start shooting soon."
The actress is pinning lot of hopes on her upcoming movie with Vishnu Manchu.