It is known news that Sandalwood hottie Sanjjanaa is making her debut on small screen playing the lead in big budget historical series Swarna Khadgam. Sanjjanaa plays a warrior queen in the serial directed by Yata Satyanarayana. This series, which is bankrolled by Arka Media Works who had produced the gargantuan flick Baahubali, has script penned by renowned script writer Vijayendra Prasad. Entire serial is being filmed at the same sets of Baahubali.
At present Sanjjanaa is focusing on this serial as it is going to be dubbed into several languages. She plays Maharani Mahadatri in the serial. The actress feels that this to be the best role in her career. She underwent a rigorous training to polish up her skills in horse-riding and also rehearsing sword-fighting situations.
In a recent interview with an English daily, Sanjjanaa said that initially, she wasn’t too keen to take up a TV serial when the proposal came to her as film is her first love. “When they narrated me the script, I was very much impressed by the script. This is not an ordinary serial and it is being made on a mega budget. Right from the costumes to the sets and technicians, the serial got everyone who worked for Baahubali series. Swarna Khadgam will be setting a new trend for serials,” the actress said.
About her working experience on serial, Sanjjanaa stated, “Working for this serial is a wonderful experience. We started shooting from last October. This is the most interesting role I have played so far in my career. I underwent an intense training to hone up my horse-riding skills and also rehearsing sword-fighting and wear six layers of costumes. I thought horse riding would be amazing, but it turned out to be tough. My dream to play a role on par with the male actor came true through this serial. Working for this serial has given me so much work satisfaction. My director Yata Satyanarayana has been very supportive.”
Poonam Kaur is another lead actress in Swarna Khadgam. The serial will be aired on a leading Telugu TV channel soon. Sanjjanaa will be dubbing for Tamil too. Sanjjanaa made her Tamil debut with the film Oru Kadhal Seiveer in 2006 and Kannada debut with the film Ganda Hendathi in 2006. The actress received appreciations for her character Chandri in bilingual crime thriller Dandupalya 2. On big screen, Sanjjanaa has Vasavadatta, a Telugu-Malayalam bilingual film.