Actress Hamsa Nandini, who plays warrior princess Madanika in upcoming movie Rudhramadevi, says shooting for the role in the Telugu period-drama was physically demanding. But she is not complaining because the role gave her scope to perform.
In an interview to IANS, Hamsa Nandini spoke about her experience on the sets of Rudhramadevi. "The character required me to learn horse-riding, archery and sword-wielding. It takes about three hours for me to get ready for the role with the costumes and make-up. It was a physically demanding role and pulling it off was challenging."
"I play a character with two shades. My character has a surprise element for the audience. All these things make it a very special character. It was a wonderful experience because I had the opportunity to perform something I haven't done before," she said.
Rudhramadevi featuring Anushka Shetty in the lead, is being directed by Gunasekhar. It also features Rana Daggubati, Nathalia Kaur, Prakash Raj, Catherine Tresa and Nithya Menen in important roles. The actress added, "Working with Gunasekhar and Ilayaraja makes it even more special. It's a combination audience will look forward to. I'm waiting to shoot a song composed by Raja sir. I'm very excited and looking forward to it."
Hamsa Nandini, who is simultaneously shooting for Balakrishna's Legend, says that she has taken inspiration from King Arthur for her role in Rudhramadevi. She said, "I didn't idolise any actor for my role, but I did take some inspiration from Keira Knightley's film (King Arthur) in which she plays a warrior princess too. My character is akin to hers in the film. Both our characters are strong and sensuous."