I play a complicated role in ‘Genius’: Priyaa Lal

Gaining everyone’s attention through the debut film Janakan playing the daughter role of Suresh Gopi, Priyaa Lal happened to make a decent embarkation into film industry.

Following that she was found playing pretty noticeable roles in Rom-Com based flicks. She is now making her debut in Tamil cinema through the film Genius directed by Susienthiran.

Priya says that she feels privileged to have found an important role in this film, which already has two geniuses – Susienthiran and Yuvan Shankar Raja.

“I am playing an important and a much different role in this film. Initially, I was not aware of what the film is and Susienthiran sir just told me a single line of plot, which instantly urged him to be a part of this film. I play the character named Jasmine in this film, who happens to be a nurse and I believe, everyone will love my performance.”

On working with Suseenthiran, she said, “I have seen some of his best movies like Vennila Kabadi Kulu, Naan Mahaan Alla, Jeeva and Pandiya Nadu, which have emphasised substantial roles for the heroines. I have just listened to Susienthiran sir as a student obeying the master and performed likely. The first ever scene that I had to shoot for Genius was the film’s climax. My character was so complicated. It literally took some time for me to grasp the characterisation and give the perfect stroke. Because even a small change in expression will ruin the character and I had to be more careful about it. Suseenthiran sir was so much helpful in getting the role done perfectly.”

“Roshan and I are newcomers. There is a sense of positivity and honesty in him and that vibration can be found everywhere around him on the sets. So, it was really encouraging for me to be in front of the camera,” she added.

NT Bureau