National award-winning actress Priyamani is set to play a Naxalite in her forthcoming film Virata Parvam. She plays Comrade Bharathakka in this Venu Udugula film. Raving about her role, Priyamani told in an interview that this role is a first for her. She added that it was a big challenge for her to play Naxal, and she had put in a lot of effort to transform herself to fit the role. Priyamani further added that she learned a lot, including how to hold a rifle and shoot, which were another firsts for her. "I hadn’t realized a rifle could be as heavy as that, and running around with a gun was one of my biggest challenges while doing the film," she added.