Actress Deepika Padukone, who is making her south debut with forthcoming Telugu film Vikrama Simha “”, said that working in the film was a lifetime experience for her and she thanked Soundarya for the opportunity.
The film marks the directorial debut of Soundarya Rajinikanth Ashwin, daughter of superstar Rajinikanth. It is touted to be India’s first motion capture photo-realistic 3D animated film.

Speaking at the audio launch, Deepika said, firstly, I would like to thank Soundarya for this experience. I would call ‘Vikrama Simha’ not just a film, it was an experience. Thank you for considering me in this film, Soundarya, and for believing in all of us. I would like to congratulate you for your courage to make this film

Deepika said she never felt homesick during the making of the film.

“Thank you Rajini sir and aunty (Lata Rajinikanth) for being my home away from home and treat me like your own daughter every time I was here to shoot. This is my debut in Tamil industry and I hope all of you will enjoy the experience as much as I did,” she added.

Deepika plays princess Vadhana in the film, which also stars Jackie Shroff, R. Sarath Kumar, Nasser, Aadi Pinisetty, Shobana and Rukmini. Jointly produced by Eros International and Media One Global Entertainment, Vikrama Simha is slated to release April 11.