Chennai, March 16 IANS | 9 months ago

Actress Hamsa Nandini, who plays warrior princess Madanika in upcoming Telugu period-drama "Rudhramadevi", says filmmaker Gunasekhar was so impressed with her looks and elegance that he offered her the role.

"When I was called by Gunasekhar for audition, I was told that he had already auditioned nearly 100 girls to play Madanika. When he finalised me for the role, I was curious and asked him what he liked in me. He said I had the grace that he wanted for the character," Hamsa told IANS.

"He said there's a thin line that divides grace and sensuality. He felt I could bring that through my character," she said.

The film involves a lot of stunts and Hamsa enjoyed performing them.

"This is the first time I'm part of a film with a scope for action. I admit training in horse riding and archery is physically gruelling, but seeing yourself on screen performing action is fun. I enjoyed performing stunts for a change," she said.

Scheduled for a 2015 release, "Rudhramadevi", directed and produced by Gunasekhar, features an ensemble cast of Anushka Shetty, Rana Daggubati, Aditi Chengappa, Nathalia Kaur, Prakash Raj, Nithya Menen and Baba Sehgal.

(Posted on 16-03-2014)

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