Lasya Nagaraj to play a teacher in Ranganayaki
Lasya will also showcase her dance skills and Kalaripayattu, something she has already been trained in
After Aditi Prabhudeva, Lasya Nagaraj is the second heroine to come on board for Ranganayaki: Volume 1 Virginity, which will be directed by Dayal Padmanabhan. The title bears the name of a yesteryear classic, which was directed by Puttanakangal, and starred Aarthi, Ambareesh, Ashok, and Ramakrishna.
The film was launched last week, and the makers released the film’s first look and teaser. Lasya plays Jhansi, a Coorgi girl and a teacher. She will feature as Aditi’s friend in this film.
Describing her role, Lasya says, “When a woman faces a crisis, she can deal with it in three different ways. One, she is bold and knows how to face the situation. Some might be ignorant about the whole thing and third, the girl could be extremely afraid and can’t face life after that. All these qualities are imbibed in this one character. I look extremely bold, but when it comes to facing the situation, I am afraid. With a name like Jhansi, she is in extreme contrast to what she looks like and to the main character.”
Lasya will also showcase her dance skills and Kalaripayattu, something she has already been trained in. “I will have a three-day workshop before I start this sequence,” she says. The actor will be on sets from May 5 when the film starts its first schedule. Ranganayaki will also feature Trivikram, who is making a transition from serials to the silver screen. MG Srinivas, the director and actor of Birbal Trilogy, is also coming on board.