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Ritu Varma: Tuck Jagadish is my first full-fledged commercial role

Tuck Jagadish, starring Nani, Ritu Varma, Jagapathi Babu and Aishwarya Rajesh, will release on Amazon Prime Video this September 10

Srivathsan Nadadhur
Sep 08, 2021
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Actress Ritu Varma, whose romantic comedy Ninnila Ninnila with Ashok Selvan released on ZEE5 earlier this year, is back with another OTT release, Tuck Jagadish. The family entertainer directed by Shiva Nirvana, where she co-stars Nani, is slated to release this festive weekend on September 10 on Amazon Prime Video. Ritu in the film, plays the role of Gummadi Varalakshmi, a VRO who enters a fictitious village named Bhudevipuram, where she falls in love with the title character, Jagadish Naidu.

"This is my first full-fledged commercial role. I am cast in the role of a village girl, who has her own identity and yet retains her innocence. Despite her traditional upbringing, she isn't afraid to speak her mind and is fiercely opinionated," the actress shares. Ritu has taken the OTT release of the film in her stride and feels it was inevitable owing to the COVID-10 scenario. The digital space has redefined entertainment and helps us reach audiences in various parts of the globe.

Surprisingly enough, Ritu is an urban-bred girl who has never ever been to a village. However, she claims to be a director's actor and gets into the skin of the role whenever she wears the character's costume. She remains grateful to Shiva Nirvana to help her get the nuances of the character right and adds that he's penned a superb, emotional script that'll strike a chord with all audiences. She feels Nani hasn't changed at all over the years and that he's as grounded and humble as he was while they collaborated on Yevade Subramanyam.

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