'I don't believe in taking a break'

'I don't believe in taking a break'

The New Year looks good for actor Meghana Raj. She has three projects on hand and is considering signing a couple more. The actor who last appeared in 'Jindaa', will be seen in the role of a career-driven and ambitious woman in 'Iruvudellava bittu' and is pitched opposite actor Darshan in 'Kurukshetra'.

She will also portray the life and journey of a Mangalorean girl in 'MMCH'. She points out that she has something new and interesting to learn from every role. More than the quantity of the projects, the actor wishes to concentrate on working on good quality films. 

What made you accept 'Iruvudellava bittu'?

For the first time in my career, I am playing the role of a career-oriented, ambitious corporate woman. My character is called Poorvi. She is full of herself and is always ready to put her career before all else.

Could you connect with the character?

At first, I found it very difficult to relate to the character because I found her to be a very selfish person. However, I enjoyed transforming into someone I am not in real life.

What's your character in 'Kurukshetra'?

Darshan plays Duryodhana and I play his wife Bhanumati. It was brilliant working with Darshan. I found him to be very genuine and hardworking. The character of Duryodhana is shaping up well because of him.

How was it to play the character of Bhanumati?

Bhanumati and Duryodhana are two powerful characters who strongly believe and cling on to their own ideologies and beliefs. Carrying off the role wearing heavy costumes and jewellery was a challenge in itself.

How was it to work with a huge cast?

Opportunities to don important characters and work with a stellar cast doesn't always come by. I was thrilled to share screen space with Ambareesh, V Ravichandran and Arjun sir. The Kannada film industry hasn't had such a big film made with such a whopping budget in a long time.

What changes do you want to see in your career in the New Year?

I want to work more because I don't believe in taking a break. I don't mind working every day of the year.

Ever worked with your father?

My father and I have worked in 'Jindaa' and we will be working together again in 'MMCH.' I share an emotional scene with him in the movie and I am most comfortable working with him.

Will we see you and Chiranjeevi act together?

If somebody offers us a really good script where we are the central characters then why not.

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