Ritu Varma starred in the rom-com Pelli Choopulu opposite Vijay Deverakonda in 2016. Ritu received the Nandi Award for Best Actress Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress Telugu for her role in the rom-com. Both Vijay Devarakonda and Ritu Varma had previously appeared in the coming of age film Yevade Subramanyam in supporting roles. The audiences loved their on-screen chemistry as lead actors in Pelli Choopulu. The film was one of 2016's most acclaimed films as it bagged several awards for its amazing direction, acting, and screenplay. The film completes four years today! Ritu took to her social media to pen an emotional note about her experience of the film and the team of Pelli Choopulu.
Ritu Varma shared a poster celebrating 4 years of Pelli Choopulu. She took to the caption to pour her heart out about the film. She wrote," And just like that #Pellichoopulu completes 4 years!! My most special film. Ever since the pandemic started, we’ve learnt to appreciate & value things a lot more. So here’s just an appreciation post. Some work experiences stay with you forever and this is one of them. Will forever be grateful to @tharunbhascker for giving me Chitra. And to @thedeverakonda for being the best Prasant to Chitra. @preyadarshe & Abhay for brining smiles to everyone’s faces. Vivek Sagar for the amazing music and Nagesh Banell for the lovely camera work. @lathathevegan for bringing all the characters to life with her amazing costume designing skills. Raj sir and Yash sir for being the coolest producers ever. Gururaj sir, Nandu, Kedar sir, Padmaja ma’am, Sujatha Garu, Bindu Garu, Anish sir and the entire cast & crew I know I sound all emo but that’s how this film makes me feel. It’s all heart. Love and miss the entire team. Hope we get to work together again and create magic once more."