Kannada actor Shanvi Srivastava has been roped in to play an important role in the Chinese web/teleport series. She will be seen as an Indian princess and will appear in seven of the 11 episodes that have been planned. The web series will be directed by AP Tompel, one of the most successful web-series directors in China. According to reports, the story is about the Indian princess falling in love with a Chinese emperor and how their love progresses. On choosing Shanvi for the role, we hear that the team was scouting for a suitable actor to play the Indian princess and stumbled upon Shanviâ€™s profile which matched perfectly.
Interestingly, the makers of the Chinese web series were considering to cast Sunny Leone for the role but the idea was dropped after they felt that her western looks wouldnâ€™t be suitable. Eventually, the role went to Shanvi.
On working in the project, Shanvi has been quoted as saying, â€śOver the first half of September, China was my travel destination. I had to undergo a look test to play an Indian Princess. I learnt Chinese for the role.â€ť She also disclosed that her episodes were shot on a huge set that was erected in the interiors of Guangzhou.
Shanvi Srivastava made her acting debut with the Telugu flick Lovely in 2012 and her debut in Sandalwood came a year later with Chandralekha. She starred in the Kannada film Masterpiece, for which Shanvi won the SIIMA Award for best actress - Kannada (critics). She was also seen in Kannada flicks such as Bhale Jodi, Sundaranga Jaana, Saheba and Tarak. Shanvi will be making her debut in the Tamil film industry with Varaipadam and has two Kannada films Avane Srimannarayana and Mufti in her kitty right now.
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