Praneeta Patnaik on films and Dulquer

Deccan Chronicle.  | Sashidhar Adivi

Entertainment, Tollywood

Actress Praneeta Patnaik about her upcoming film with Dulquer Salmaan and her stint in showbiz

Praneeta Patnaik

After delivering a riveting performance in the 2018-film, C/O Kancharapalem, Praneeta Patnaik has been bagging some interesting projects in Tollywood.
Soon, the actress, who is also a classical dancer, will be seen in a pivotal role in Dulquer Salmaan’s next film Lieutenant Ram, directed by Hanu Raghavapudi.

The actress says that she had a great time bonding with Dulquer on the sets of the period drama set in the 1940s. “It’s a significant role and drives the narrative with some interesting twists,” says Praneeta, talking to us about her role and her conversations with Dulquer.

“Dulquer is very chatty. We kept discussing cinema and about his initial shooting days and how things have changed now, as well as his experiences as a producer.” Incidentally, Praneeta revealed to us that Dulquer was actually surprised to know that he has a huge fan base in Telugu.

Work wise, the actress has projects like Panchatantra Kathalu, Sthalam, Richie Gadi Pelli, and a couple of web series in her kitty. The best part for her is that the characters in all of her works are in sharp contrast to one another.

“I am trying to understand what kind of characters suit me. Earlier, I used to stay in Vizag, and things used to be difficult for me. But after having moved to Hyderabad, I am at ease now. I am lucky to be picking from a variety of roles that are being offered to me,” states Praneeta.