Priya Anand made her debut in the Tamil film industry in 2009 with Vaamanan and went on to act in Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi films as well. She made her debut in Sandalwood with the Puneeth Rajkumar starrer Raajakumara last year and is expecting her next Kannada release, Orange, in which she stars opposite Ganesh.
Talking about her experience on the Orange sets, Priya said in a recent interview to the Times of India, “After Raajakumara, I didn’t want to take up every other film that came my way. Orange was really special to me because my introduction to Kannada cinema actually happened with Ganesh, as all the songs that I loved hearing were from his films. What helped was that the story seemed fun and light-hearted, with a big family set up to add to the drama. It’s like what you would see in a fun Telugu movie that works for a large set of audiences, which is very important for me. I love films that are for family audiences. I wanted to be responsible with the kind of films I do after Raajakumara. Working on Orange was fun, as the team has this crazy, infectious energy. Prashant (Raj), the director, and Ganesh have worked together before, so they share a good bond. I was literally laughing every single day that I was on set.”
Orange is bankrolled by popular producer HLN Raj. While the announcement regarding this project was made on July 2nd to coincide with Ganesh’s birthday, the official pooja happened on Ganesh and Shilpa’s wedding anniversary. Orange went on the floors in August this year and the shooting has been wrapped up. The film is in the post production stage right now. Touted to be a romantic entertainer, the film is scheduled to release next month.
Orange recently made news when it became the first Kannada movie to be acquired by Amazon Prime prior to its release. This is indeed a huge achievement for the team and will be a good promo for the film as well.
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