Payal Rajput strikes gold!

Deccan Chronicle.  | Sashidhar Adivi

Entertainment, Tollywood

The newbie has bagged the lead role opposite two of the industry’s senior actors, Nagarjuna and Venkatesh.

Payal Rajput

Newcomer Payal Rajput has become a hot favourite of filmmakers in Tollywood. Touted as the next big thing, the actress has already bagged two happening projects as leading lady in Nagarjuna’s Manmadhudu 2 and Venkatesh’s Venky Mama.

While Manmadhudu 2 director Rahul Ravindran believes that Payal’s gracious onscreen chemistry with Nagarjuna would do wonders for the romantic entertainer, the director of Venky Mama, Bobby cast the actress because he felt she would be ideal for the role.

A source informs, “Payal Rajput did not take too much time to come on board for these two projects. Moreover, it was the script and her portrayal that drove her to sign the films.”

Meanwhile, the actress has just begun shooting for another film directed by Bhanu Shankar and bankrolled by producer C. Kalyan.