It is not so often that a chance like a meet with Ram Gopal Varma and an entire star-cast of an upcoming movie by the director, lands itself for media students. Star-cast of RGV’s upcoming movie ‘Veerappan’ visited iLEAD campus on Friday. The film set to release later this month has already created a buzz in the social media circle. Some of the cast members who engaged themselves in an exclusive interaction with the iLEAD students were Sandeep Bharadwaj (who plays Veerappan), Usha Jadhav (Muthulakshmi, Veerappan’s wife), Sachin J Joshi (Police Officer) and Lisa Ray (Priya, the spy).
Watch Interviews of the guests and their feedback on iLEAD and its students:
Ram Gopal Varma (https://www.youtube.com/embed/VZoeYKPbLEY?rel=0)
Lisa Ray (https://www.youtube.com/embed/wG8-zgtehxc?rel=0)
Sachin Joshi (https://www.youtube.com/embed/L6LQ-1pKURk?rel=0)
Sandeep Bharadwaj (https://www.youtube.com/embed/-sRoDSawem8?rel=0)
The film, based on one of the world’s longest man hunts and a pursuit to kill one of the most dangerous bandits who ever lived, also marks the return of RGV with a thriller genre.
Through the interaction one of the facts which RGV made known to the students was in this film, research was the most time consuming part which included research on the ex-gang members of Veerappan, interviewing mediators and spies of Special Task Force and speaking to Veerappan’s widow Muthulakshmi. Lisa Ray, who graced the occasion with her presence, also shared some anecdotes about the making of the movie and the commitment of the entire crew.
The protagonist, Mr Bhardwaj was asked questions related to the portrayal of the character, ‘Veerappan’. “I could do this role only due to the fact that Ram Gopal Verma is very clear on what exactly he wants in his films," said Mr Bhardwaj.
On this very day, which marked the occasion of RGV’s visit to the campus, the Chairman of iLEAD, Mr. Pradip Chopra was interviewed by Friends FM and some pertinent facts like how iLEAD is a nurturing ground for aspiring talents in the media industry, how it helps in the placement of students of media and management was also discussed.
Impressed by the enthusiasm of the students and the campus infrastructure, team ‘Veerappan’, left the campus with a memory that will be cherished for years to come.