Actor Harshvardhan Rane, who is paired with three heroines in upcoming Telugu thriller "Maaya", says the experience was challenging because he had to romance them with different emotions.
"I have only romanced one heroine in all my films so far. It was challenging to romance three heroines in 'Maaya' because I had to justify my scenes with all three of them, be equally romantic and most importantly express different emotions to them," Harshavardhan told IANS.
"You can have similar feelings for three women but they can't be the same. I created three different emotional graphs for three of them. This was something very new to me because I haven't done it before," he added.
Rane is paired with newcomers Avantika, Sushma and Nandini Rai in "Maaya", which is directed by National Award winning filmmaker Neelakanta.
He says Neelakanta is "intensively creative".
"I feel extremely lucky to have worked with him. He is always toying with ideas on sets, about shots and scenes. He is someone who sticks to his vision and allows his actors to fall in sync with it by providing them with a lot of freedom to act," he said.
"He knows how to strike a balance between what he wants from his actors and how he should get it. This allows his actors to develop special chemistry with him that works more on an intellectual level. He knows when to surrender to his actors' opinion and when he shouldn't," he added.
"Maaya", which is slated for release July 4, is about extrasensory perception and Harshvardhan plays a fashion designer in it. Filmmaker Madhura Sreedhar has produced it.