The Hindi film industry is buzzing with speculations that internet sensation Priya Prakash Varrier has bagged the lead role in hit filmmaker Rohit Shetty’s forthcoming venture ‘Simmba’, starring uber cool Ranveer Singh as the male lead. Priya, who became a household name earlier this year after her bewitching smile and wink in a song from her debut Malayalam film ‘Oru Adaar Love’ inflamed social media platforms all over India, will mark her Bollywood debut with the movie if she has indeed been cast.
Ever since her viral wink made her an instant internet celebrity, many top producers have approached her for new offers. According to reports, Karan Johar, who is co-producing ‘Simmba’ along with Rohit Shetty, is keen to cast the newbie opposite Ranveer Singh. Interestingly, Priya is a big fan of the ‘Padmaavat’ (2018) actor and has openly expressed her desire to work with him time and again.
“The girl’s role is not so big in the film. But Priya has become an overnight craze with the wink of an eye. Bollywood is interested in her. And who better equipped to consolidate Priya’s supremacy in the virtual world in the arena of cinema than Karan Johar?” reveals a source.
Karan Johar is known to launch many new actors in Bollywood, who went on to become stars later. After setting the careers of Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan and Sidharth Malhotra, he is now launching veteran actress’ Sridevi’s daughter, Janhvi Kapoor, with his next production, titled ‘Dhadak’. Also starring Ishaan Khattar, the movie is being helmed by Shashank Khaitan and is slated to release on 20th July.
His production ‘Simmba’ with Rohit Shetty arrives in cinemas on December 21 this year.