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Updated: July 15, 2020 2:32:46 pm
Entrepreneur and dancer Ragini Prajwal was pleasantly surprised when she was offered the lead role in Law, which will now be her film debut. It’s a natural career progression for the artiste, who runs a dance studio in Bengaluru and has also performed on stage and in television commercials. She also starred in the short film Rishabhapriya.
Written and directed by Raghu Samarth, who also has strong roots in television, Ragini was taken in by the script, she remarks. Recalling Raghu coming home to pitch the film, she told indianexpress.com, “Everyone usually comes home with a script for my husband (Prajwal), father-in-law (Devraj) or brother-in-law (Pranaam). When Raghu narrated the script, Prajwal and I were impressed.”
Law was not the first film that was offered to her. However, she was not keen on playing run-of-the-mill female lead characters. “The script (of Law) is the hero and it revolves around my character. It is very easy to play the girl-next-door and run around trees. I do a lot of that on stage with my dancing. But, I didn’t want to do that before the camera,” she said. “I look at myself doing a role like Sivagami in Baahubali.”
Meanwhile, Ragini has not thought of a career in the movies beyond Law and while she is open to opportunities, she will continue to focus on her passion for dance and developing her studio.
Given her rich background in performing arts, she confesses the need to tone down while acting before the camera. “On stage, you have to overact, with maximum expressions. I had to work on delivering subtle expressions. I did a lot of workshops with Raghu,” she added.
Ragini also expressed her gratitude for senior actors in the cast, Mukhyamantri Chandru, Avinash and Sudharani, for making her feel comfortable on the sets. “It was the best learning experience,” she commented.
Bankrolled by Puneeth Rajkumar’s banner, PRK Productions, Law will start streaming on Amazon Prime Video from July 17.
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