'I am looking for meaty roles'

'I am looking for meaty roles'

Her screen presence and her choice of movies make actor Sanjjanaa Galrani a favourite among many Kannada movie lovers. Soon to be seen in 'Dandupalya 3' and 'Rajasimha', the actor is also prepping up for her role in the Malayalam-Kannada bilingual 'Vasavadutta'. In a candid chat with Tini Sara Anien, she talks about her exciting roles.

How has life been?

On a very positive note! I have quite a few films lined up for release and have signed up the biggest project of my career, a Telugu show called 'Swarnakhatgam'. It is by the producers of 'Baahubali'. This year couldn't have been more busier and exciting.

Can you tell us a bit about your upcoming Kannada releases?

'Raja Simha' is an out and out commercial film which is scheduled for release in February. I play an NRI girl in the project. It is like a Salman Khan movie and has all the 'masala' required for it to click. The team, actor Aniruddh and different elements made the film a fun one. It is important to be a part of commercial films as they are the flavour of the season. 'Dandupalya 3' is a Kannada-Telugu bilingual project and should hit the screens in the next few months.

How does it feel to be a part of multilingual projects?

I have always been a multilingual actor. I have had good luck ever since I worked with Prabhas. The good luck just continues to be as it is great to have the best of two worlds.

The shooting for 'Vasavadutta' should start in February. How excited are you?

It's a heroine-centric project where I play a mysterious queen. It is like the story of Cinderella. I love the project for this very reason. It is a project by Mahadevan. This project marks my re-entry in Malayalam films after 'Casanova'. I have been in Sandalwood for a while and I am looking for meaty roles.

Are the South Indian film industries different from each other?

I find it really tough to work in the Malayalam industry as the language can be really tough. Working there is like working in a school, things are very disciplined while in Sandalwood things are more relaxed. In Tollywood, things are more fun.

You play a warrior queen in the Telugu show 'Swarnakhatgam'. Tell us a bit about the show.

This project is a dream come true and should be on air from April. Every time I shoot a scene for the show, I can't believe that I am in the project.

How hard was it to shoot for the role?

I get to wear extremely royal outfits. It takes three-and-a-half hours just for the makeup. Doing varied scenes and delivering dialogues in such heavy outfits can be quite a task.

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