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My character demanded poise and beauty: Surasundarangi Ramya

By: By: Prakash Upadhyaya
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Charming Ramya seems to have finally lived up to her other name of 'Golden Girl', as she will be seen in classy and elegant jewels in Katari Veera Surasundarangi! Well, the Sandalwood's most sought after actress has pinned up high hopes on the mega-budget film and excitedly waiting for the release of the film, which is hitting screens tomorrow.

With less than 18 hours for the release, Ramya shared her experience, her preparation, joy of working with Upendra in the movie and many more with Oneindia. Read on for the interview.

Katari Veera Surasundarangi is your third release of the year and biggest among all. Probably, biggest ever film of your career till date. What is the film all about?
Yes, it is. KVS is an expensively made film. It is a love story between a goddess and a mortal. It has both drama and comedy. I play a mythological character 'Indraja', Lord Indra's daughter.

From the promos, we can make out that the film is a package of actions, dialogues, etc. What would you choose if you were asked to pick one element from the film, which could remain as the highlight of the KVS.
The highlight of course would be the 3D element which gives the audience the experience of depth and nearness while watching an otherwise wide 2D film. The sets and backdrops are magnificent and characters look real. It's a family film going experience.

You will be seen in a never-done before role of a Deva Kanya. Could you elaborate on your character, preparation for your look, styling in the film.
I play the character of a goddess in the heaven. So, I'm dressed accordingly in elegant costumes and heavy jewellery created by my stylist Uma. Muni sir has taken great pains to choose my outfits and jewellery for the film. He was very particular about how I look in the film. I did not have to do anything. My character demanded poise and beauty. Waking up at 4 AM for a shoot and having to put up with the heavy jewellery and costumes consumed a lot of time. Basically, all that was required was patience.

You had earlier worked with Upendra in Gowramma way back in 2005. After almost six years, you have paired up with him in this film. Has he grown as an actor and did you see any change in his overall personality?
Uppi as I call him, is very creative and spiritual. He helped me a lot with my dialogues and style of speaking in the film. It was very different for me. Uppi is also a very mature person and quite philosophical. I enjoy listening to his take on life. He is also a lot of fun on the sets.

Ambareesh and Dodanna will be seen as Yamadharmaraja and Chitra Gupta. Could you please tell us something about the experience of working with them?
It is always an honour to work with the experienced and senior actors. It's not only helpful, but also a learning experience. They were all extremely nice to me and I was pampered on the sets. I feel lucky and blessed.

Any special moment that you would like to share with our readers.
The moment when Muni sir mentioned to us on the first day of shoot that we should do the movie in 3D as well, we were all shocked and at the same time excited. None of us expected it. Then, when we saw the sets and the 3D monitors with the 3D glasses, it was simply amazing. I'm lucky to be a part of this landmark film.

Which are all your upcoming movies?
At the moment I am doing Kodi Ramakrishna sir's first Kannada film. We will begin the shoot in June. I will also be listening to the script of Jhony 2 sometime in the next week.

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