Actor Nazriya who took a break from acting soon after her wedding to co-star Fahadh Faasil in August 2014, is all set to make a comeback.
The actor will begin shooting for director Anjali Menon's next film also starring Prithviraj and Parvathy from November 1. The news was confirmed to TNM by Anjali Menon.
To be produced by M Renjith under the banner Rejaputhra Visual Media in association with Little Films India, the film will also star Atul Kulkarni, Roshan Mathew, Siddharth Menon and Mala Parvathy. Parava fame Littil Swayamp is the cinematographer while M Jayachandran and Raghu Dixit (who is composing for the first time in Malayalam) will compose the music. The production design is by Arvind Ashok Kumar, editing by Praveen Prabhakar, and lyrics by Rafeeq Ahammed.
Nazriya, who was a familiar face in the entertainment industry as a child artist, made her debut as an adult in 2013. Within a short span, she acted in a number of films, including Anjali Menon's Bangalore Days which went on to become a blockbuster.
The ensemble cast of the film included Dulquer Salmaan, Nivin Pauly, Fahadh Faasil, Parvathy, Nazriya, Isha Talwar and Nithya Menen.
Bangalore Days was remade in Tamil as Bangalore Naatkal but the remake couldn't quite capture the magic of the original.
The Malayalam film, with three stories of love, romance and disappointment, was set in Bengaluru.
Nazriya is popular in the Tamil as well as Malayalam industry. Ohm Shanti Oshana, in which she acted with Nivin Pauly, was a huge hit and is still considered to be one of the Malayalam industry's best romcoms.
In Tamil, she is known for Neram, Alphonse Puthren's bilingual which marked his debut, Vaayai Moodi Pesavum, and Raja Rani. She has also acted with Dhanush in Naiyaandi.
A while ago, Fahadh had said in an interview that he was not holding Nazriya back from acting in films as was the popular perception. Rather, the actor had said that she would decide when she wanted to make a comeback and that he would take a backstage at the time.
Asked why Nazriya was not acting any more, Fahadh said that everyone was asking him this question.
"I have not locked her up, when the right film happens, she will again appear on screen," he said. However, Fahadh is of the opinion that it wouldn't work if both of them were acting at the same time.
"When she is acting, I will sit at home, I will run the home," he said.
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