According to reports, newcomer Malavika Mohanan, who made her acting debut with celebrated Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi’s Bollywood movie ‘Beyond The Clouds’ (2018), is all set to romance one of the biggest stars of Indian cinema. Yes, the daughter of well-known cinematographer KU Mohanan has been finalized to play the female lead opposite none other than superstar Rajinikanth in her Tamil debut movie. To be directed by Karthik Subbaraj, who has previously called the shots for the widely acclaimed gangster-comedy ‘Jigarthanda’ (2014), the untitled film will be an action drama. Besides Malavika Mohanan and Rajinikanth, the film also stars the very versatile Hindi film actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui. Just like Malavika, it will be a Tamil debut for Nawaz as well.
Talking about Malavika, a well-placed source revealed to a popular tabloid that unlike her character in ‘Beyond The Clouds’, the actress will play quite a glamorous character in her Tamil debut vehicle. “Malavika makes her debut in this lavishly-mounted Tamil production, which also features Vijay Sethupathi. Unlike her character from the Dhobi Ghat in Majidi’s film, she will be seen in a glamorous avatar in this light-hearted action-drama, one of the most expensive films ever made in Tamil,” said the source.
The makers are planning to reach out to a wider audience through their film and hence they have decided to dub it in Hindi as well. The source goes on to add that the first schedule of the film has been wrapped up in Darjeeling in June, and now the team is gearing up to begin the next schedule in mid-September. “The team will be shooting in Dehradun, Coonoor and Chennai during the second schedule. Malavika and Rajini will also film a romantic song in Europe next month,” the source added.
An official announcement regarding the project is yet to be made.