Nandita Das back in Kollywood

Udhayanidhi’s next production Neer Paravai might be a small film in terms of budget but it looks like the project is attracting big names.

We hear that acclaimed Bollywood actress and director Nandita Das, has been cast in a crucial role in the film to be directed by Seenuramasamy. The director’s previous film Thenmerku Paruvakkatru won the National Award last year.

Says Seenu, “As in my previous film, which had Saranya Ponvannan in a crucial role (for which she bagged the National Award for Best Supporting Actress), Neer Paravai too has a character that required an actress of substance and I felt that Nandita will be apt for the role.” However, he declines to reveal the nature of her role and only mentions that it will be strikingly different from what the actress has done so far.

The director had met the actress when she was in Bangalore some time back and had narrated the script to her. “I was elated when she agreed at once after hearing the role as she is known to be very choosy in selecting her projects. She will be shooting with the unit for 10 days in May,” he reveals.
This will be the fourth Tamil film for the award-winning actress, who earlier wowed us in films like Thankar Bachan’s Azhagi, Mani Ratnam’s Kannathil Muthamittal and the critically-acclaimed Vishwa Thulasi. She was recently part of Santosh Sivan’s English film Before The Rains.

Neer Paravai, which stars Vishnu and Sunaina in the lead, was supposed to start shoot by February but due to the recent strike and an injury suffered by Vishnu, the shoot was postponed by two months. The unit has currently left for Tiruchendur to shoot the coastal romance.


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