Deepika Padukone is excited to share the screen space with Rajnikanth for the first time in Raana. The actress says that she would not say it is a dream come true because she never even dreamt of playing the Superstar’s heroine. Deepika Padukone plays the role of a 17th century south Indian lady in Raana. All her costumes for this film have been designed by Neeta Lulla, the ace designer.
The actress disclosed that when she was offered Raana, she felt that such an opportunity may not come to her in the future. Deepika added that she had seen only one Rajni film so far and she was so impressed by his performance.
I am working with Rajini for the first time – Deepika Padukone
It is not just Deepika Padukone who is excited about working with the Superstar for the first time but also the film’s art director Rajeevan. Director K.S Ravikumar has roped in popular art director Rajeevan to create the sets for Rana and needless to say Rajeevan is highly excited. The art director said that 90% of Raana will be shot in sets and he cannot wait to create some great ones. He also added that the film will be set in the 17th century and that will give him a lot of scope to show creativity but it also involves exhaustive research.
Rana’s shooting took a flying start on the 29th of April at AVM Studios with a pooja and with K Balachandar directing the first shot. Rana will have music by A.R Rahman and the music director will be composing 6 tracks. Ganja Karuppu will take care of the comedy portion and work is going on to finalize two more heroines who will pair up with Rajnikanth.