Actress Priya Anand, soon to be seen opposite Jackky Bhagnani in Rangrezz, is well-versed in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Bengali, English and Spanish languages. Now, she hopes to become proficient in Marathi as well.
"My grandmother was Marathi, unfortunately I didn't pick up too much Marathi because she passed away when I was really young. But now that I am in Mumbai, everybody around me is going to teach me Marathi," the 26-year-old said in an interview.
Born and brought up in Chennai, Priya's father is half Telugu and half Marathi while her mother is a Tamilian.
She has featured in a few Tamil and Telugu films like Vaamanan and Rama Rama Krishna Krishna, respectively. Priya has a soft corner for the Bengali language, she said, "I like Bengali, as a language I find it very beautiful. I hope to do a few Bengali films and I hope that it happens soon." Continue reading on the slideshow...
Priya was seen in English Vinglish last year and says language is certainly not a barrier for her and the script is the only criteria for doing a film.
"Language is not a barrier for me, it is very easy for me to pick up languages. I don't go by the language a film is going to be made in, I go by the technical team and the story," she said.
Directed by Priyadarshan, Rangrezz will be Priya's second Bollywood film after a small role in English Vinglish.
Producer Vashu Bhagnani plans to release Rangrezz a night before March 22, Friday - it will be open for the audience at theatres after 8:30 pm on March 21.
Meanwhile, Priya Anand is also busy with Ethir Neechal and Vanakkam Chennai.