‘Pelichoopulu’ actress Ritu Varma is currently going through the best phase in her career with few exciting films up her sleeve. Ritu will be seen alongside Chiyaan Vikram in ‘Dhruva Natchathiram’ which is being directed by Gautham Vasudev Menon. The film is said to be a three-part film and the first part is slated to be released in summer of 2018. Ritu Varma will also be seen alongside Malayalam heartthrob Dulquer Salmaan in a Tamil film titled ‘Kannum Kannum Kollaiyadithaal’ which is being directed by debutante Desingh Periasamy. Ritu and Dulquer recently wrapped a schedule of the film, and the film seems to be headed in the right direction. Speaking about working Dulquer Salmaan, Ritu Varma says that he is a great performer and does it effortlessly. “It’s a pleasure to watch him perform in front of the camera. He does it easily and it seems effortless. I keep telling him about this. And I keep asking him a lot of questions since he has worked with great directors like Mani Ratnam sir. It doesn’t look like he is acting. He gets into the character and performs so easily. He has so many different roles in his career and each of that is different from each other. I think Dulquer is very passionate about his work and always wants to do something different,” Ritu Varma told Pinkvilla in an exclusive conversation.
Speaking about sharing screen space with Dulquer, Ritu says,”Its been an absolute pleasure working with Dulquer Salmaan. He is a wonderful actor and also a very sweet and grounded person. I have always admired and loved Dulquer’s body of work, and it was a great learning experience working with him. He is a very fun-loving person and has loads of fun on sets. Also, the whole team of the film is a very young and vibrant team who love to have fun while working.”
Even before signing ‘Kannum Kannum Kollaiyadithaal’ in Tamil, Ritu Varma had signed another film titled ‘China’ for which she has shot completely, but the film hasn’t been released yet. “Yes, I had signed the Tamil film ’China’ and I have completed shooting for it too. But for some reason, they haven’t released it yet,” Ritu says speaking about ‘China’. The film stars Kalaiyarasan in the lead role, and is written and directed by Harshavardhana.
Speaking about the trolling and abusing of celebrities, Ritu Varma opines that people have to speak sensibly. “It definitely hurts. I’m not sure what pleasure of fun people get out of all this, but people need to start speaking sensibly. Artists try to entertain the audiences with their work, and in return if this is what they get, then it is definitely hurting. If you look at the Padmavati incident, it is scary. People threatening to behead actors and threatening to kill them, it definitely hurts and is scary,” Ritu Varma says.
Speaking about ‘Dhruva Natchathiram’, Ritu further adds,”They are planning to make it a three-part film and the first part is getting released in some time during the summer of 2018.”