Sunny Leone has signed up her first ever Malayalam film. The actor, who has worked in Bollywood flicks, is excited over her debut in Mollywood, say sources. Interestingly, she will be sharing screen space with National Award winning actors Suraj Venjaramoodu and Salim Kumar in the film. Directed by Santhosh Narayanan, the film, titled Rangeela, will also feature Hareesh Kanaran, Aju Varghese and Ramesh Pisharody in the cast. Touted to be a comic caper, it will be a road film that will be shot in some picturesque locations in various states, say sources.
Besides Rangeela, Sunny Leone has the prestigious historical Veeramadevi in her kitty. She plays the title role in it and the film is set for release in multiple languages including Hindi, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam and Telugu.
Directed by VC Vadivudaiyan, the film is being bankrolled by Ponse Steven under his banner Steeves Corner on a budget of Rs 100 crore. Being a period film, Veeramadevi will rely heavily on computer graphics and the team has earmarked Rs 40 crore for it. The high budget film also features Nasser in a pivotal role with the Arya fame Navdeep roped in to play the villain. The film has Amrish Ganesh composing the music. It will be shot in several locations across Tamil Nadu, Andhra, Karnataka and Kerala.
The actor has a huge fan following in Kerala as has been proved by the thousands that flocked to see her on her visit to Kochi last year.
Sunny Leone made her debut with the Bollywood film Jism 2 in 2012 and since then has acted in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Marathi and Bengali films.
Having been a porn star once, Sunny is currently keen on doing meaningful roles that will fodder her acting skills. She is excited to play the lead role in Veeramadevi and has undergone special training in martial arts, horse riding etc., to fit into the character.
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