Many of her rivals in Kollywood have been wracking their brains to arrive at the “truth”. Here is the answer and it comes from the horse’s mouth: It was her formidable Hindi skills that landed her the dream role in ‘Raavan’!
This is what Priyamani says about how she got the offer. One fine day, she gets a call from Mani’s office and she is briefed of her role in the film. When she met the director, he asked her how good her Hindi was. Priya replied confidently that it was very good. Mani Ratnam soon asked his assistants to ascertain the veracity of her claim and was happy to find that her Hindi as well as her accent were in good shape. As they say, the rest is history!
On the heels of ‘Raavan’, Priyamani has landed another big project in Hindi: Ram Gopal Varma’s ‘Raktha Charithra’, which stars Vivek Oberoi and Suriya in the lead.