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The actor will be playing Sakshi, a “mute artist” in the film, as per the poster.

Anushka Shetty’s first look in her upcoming multilingual film with Madhavan, Nishabdham, was revealed on Wednesday. The actor will be playing Sakshi, a “mute artist” in the film, as per the poster.

Anushka is seen holding a brush to the canvas, palette in her other hand, while she looks away from the canvas. In the poster, she’s seated on a green piece of land and the city lies beyond, separated by a narrow river in the background.

The actor considers this film to be special since she’s completing 14 years in the industry in 2019.

The film is being directed by Hemant Madhukar and bankrolled by director Kona Venkat. There are also reports that Michael Madsen of Kill Bill and Reservoir Dogs fame will be roped in for a pivotal role in the film.

Sources in the know say that Nishabdam/Silence will be a unique attempt by the filmmaker. The team had been shooting the film in various locations in the US as the story is set there. The technical crew of Nishabdam/Silence includes Gopi Sunder for music and Shaneil Deo for cinematography. Nishabdam/Silence will be released in Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada and English.

Apart from this film, Anushka is playing a cameo in the Telugu film Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy, which has Chiranjeevi in the lead role. Sye Raa is being bankrolled by Chiru’s son and actor Ram Charan Teja under his home banner Konidela Production Company on a budget of Rs 200 crore. R Rathnavelu is the cameraman for this film, with A Sreekar Prasad editing it and Amit Trivedi composing the music.

Anushka was last seen playing the lead role in Bhaagamathie that released in 2018. Among her most notable performances is that of Devasena from the Baahubali franchise.