Swara or Richa to lead in Indrajit Lankesh’s Hindi debut

Director who introduced Deepika Padukone to film industry makes his Bollywood debut this year; He has decided the cast except for the heroine

Published: 29th January 2018 11:06 PM  |   Last Updated: 30th January 2018 05:38 AM   |  A+A-

Swara Bhaskar

Express News Service

Indrajit Lankesh needs no introduction in Kannada cinema industry. Known as the stylish director of Sandalwood, he is also the person who introduced Deepika Padukone to tinsel town with his directorial Aishwarya, in which the actress was paired opposite Upendra.

Indrajit Lankesh

The director behind films such as Monalisa, Thuntata, and Luv U Alia amongst others, will now be foraying into Bollywood. The last time directors from Kannada made it Bollywood was in the 70s and 80s, and the list included Puttana Kanagal, Rajendra Singh Babu and Kashinath, among others.

After 20 years now, we see a Kannada director prepping up to direct a Hindi film, an achievement worth an applause. Though the project details have not been shared, our source says that it will be a female-centric film.

Another interesting piece of information is that the director is planning to rope in either Richa Chadha or Swara Bhaskar for his first Hindi film, and an actress will be finalised in the next couple of weeks, depending on the availability of their dates and their commitment towards the project. An official announcement will be made when one of the actresses signs on the dotted line.

After this is done, the supporting cast, technicians and production details will also be revealed by Indrajit Lankesh. The director, who is busy with social work, is currently part of the reality show Majaa Talkies hosted by Srujan Lokesh, the second season of which will start on February 8.

Stay up to date on all the latest Entertainment Kannada news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

facebook twitter whatsapp