By RAHUL RAUT
Disha Patani who made her promising Bollywood debut last year with ‘MS Dhoni: The Untold Story’ and is currently shooting for her second outing, ‘Baaghi 2’ with her alleged boyfriend Tiger Shroff, is now all set to make her Tamil film debut. The model-turned-actress has been finalised to play the titular role in an ambitious Tamil film, titled ‘Sangamithra’.
Hema Rukmani of Thenandal Studios Limited which is producing this epic film announced Disha as the leading lady through her Twitter handle today. “Exclusive:[email protected] as #Sangamithra! @khushsundar @MuraliRamasamy4 @actor_jayamravi @arya_offl @SangamithraOffl”, she wrote.
— Hema Rukmani (@Hemarukmani1) October 21, 2017
Disha will star alongside Jayam Ravi and Arya in this Shundar C. directorial movie which is reportedly going to be a two-part multilingual epic historical drama. This film is expected to be made on a huge budget of 300 crores and would releasing in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi languages.
‘Sangamithra’ was earlier planned to be made with Shruti Haasan as the female lead but the actress later opted out of it due to few unavoidable reasons. After her exit, the replacement for Shruti was a big question for filmmakers and many actresses’ name also did rounds in middle as the rumoured heroine, but with Disha coming on board now has put all rumours to rest.
However, this will not be the first regional film for Disha Patani. The actress had made her first acting debut with Telugu film ‘Loafer’ in 2015 before coming to Mumbai to try her luck in Hindi films.
‘Sangamithra’ is about a princess who wants to take a revenge. It is said that the titular character that Disha has been finalised for would be one of the strongest characters in the history of Tamil Cinema. The preproduction of the film has already begun in Hyderabad.