National Award-winning actress Priyamani, who became a household name across India after the thunderous success of Amazon Prime Video’s The Family Man, is quite thrilled about her pairing with Bollywood superstar Ajay Devgn in the much-awaited sports drama Maidaan. She is also sharing the screen space with Tollywood star Rana Daggubati in Virata Parvam.
Sharing her experience of working in different film industries, Priyamani told a newswire, “It is so exciting for me to work with both of them, be it Ajay Sir and Rana. I knew Rana for a long time and we also met socially but never worked together. Quite interestingly, in Virata Parvam even though I am not playing the heroine of the film, I am playing a pivotal part.”
The actress goes on to add, “The story is set in the '90s and it is about a Naxal movement. There are actions, interesting turns of events and shows a socio-political chapter of that time, which is a reality too. Both of us are playing Naxals in the film and I am his second in command. Also, it was quite interesting that we shot this film, after Baahubali. So, it was a huge physical transformation that Rana went through because we all know how huge he became physically during the shoot of Baahubali! Since we had to speak a different dialect of Telugu in the film, we had a lot of rehearsals. I am also looking forward to seeing how the audience reacts to that.”
In Maidaan, Priyamani essays the role of Syed Abdul Rahim’s wife. Devgn plays the character of Rahim, the then coach and manager of the Indian national football team.
“This is a film I cannot wait for it to release because it is filled with cute moments between Syed Abdul Rahim and his wife. Of course, Ajay Sir is playing Rahim saab and it shows how his wife was his emotional support throughout the journey. As the story is set in Hyderabad, we spoke in Hindi with a Hyderabadi accent...It is in the ‘50s era and there was an age gap between Rahim saab and his wife. Rahim saab used to teach his wife the English language and there are some moments in the film that would melt many hearts,” the actress says.
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