A light-hearted, funky go-getter Sanjana happens to meet with a flawed genius (played by Sree Vishnu) who fakes to be a software employee. And what’s in store for them when they hop on a fun ride in the upcoming film Raja Raja Chora. Actor Megha Akash plays the role of Sanjana in the film which is hitting theatres on August 19.
“It’s important to bring cheers to the sad faces of people who went through a very tough time during the pandemic. Raja Raja Chora is a film that is definitely entertaining, with its witty and fun-filled emotions. I’m hopeful that it would bring smiles on their faces. People need to go and taste something light, something funny in theatres. We’ve had enough of chaos, so let’s take a break,” the actor says with a smile.
After a brief hiatus, Megha has been doing a series of films in Telugu. The Petta actor says the gap wasn’t intentional. “I won’t select scripts on the basis of language. I just listen to a story and say okay if I like it. During the gap, I was busy doing films in Tamil and now I feel I’m more open to listening to different stories. Now maybe since I am growing, I am going to experiment with different genres,” she adds.
“It’s a very different subject, not a run-of-the-mill theme. It doesn’t have a hero and heroine singing a duet, and deviates from the commercial metres. I found every character interesting; I usually have the habit of listening to other characters during the story narration. My character was so different in Raja Raja Chora; it’s very raw and realistic in every sense which I found to be interesting. The girl Sanjana is very different from real life,” says the Lie actor.
Shyful Sree Vishnu
Megha says she felt more confident working with her co-star Sree Vishnu, who she says is “more shy than me”. “This is the first time I met somebody who is more shy than me. It made me more confident. I had to be more talkative initially. But when he starts talking, he is very funny and witty on and off the film sets. So, it’s a lot of fun working with him and the other crew and cast.”
Working with debutante Hasith Goli, the actor says, “It never seemed like he’s a newbie in the industry. He knew what exactly he was doing and saying. That was the experience I felt working with Hasith. When he narrated the script, I could visualise the entire story. Like I said, I got hooked on everyone’s character. All characters are quite comical, very witty and raw.”