Lisa Ray, who will be seen in a never-before avatar in Ram Gopal Varma’s Veerappan, has injured her leg during shooting. But that has not dampened her spirit.
This is the first time she is working with the prolific director and is understandably excited. Says Lisa, “I’ve been a fan of RGV’s work. When he narrated the story of Veerappan and explained my role, there was no doubt at all about doing the film. And working with RGV was a dream come true. He was so clear about each and every scene and shot that I could relax into the role.
“I trusted him completely and that’s very important for an actor. I also loved working with Usha Jadhav — her talent and story is so inspiring — and Sachiin, who was a big support on the set, especially when I broke my toe.”
She loves Ramu’s approach. “RGV has a very particular approach towards acting — he doesn’t believe in the actor doing homework or a lot of preparation. So I surrendered to his style of working. Of course I identify with the character, as that is me, reacting under those circumstances.”
Lisa says her priorities in life are now different.
“At this stage of my life, the priority is to have fantastic experiences. I still have a hunger for film roles and to work with amazing directors. But I also have many other creative outlets, business ventures and a thirst for travel and adventure, and of course, a happy personal life and a fantastically supportive husband.”...