The much talked about Telugu version of Lust Stories, produced by Ronnie Screwvala, has finally begun, and actress Amala Paul has been roped in as the leading lady in the first episode of the anthology.
Readers might remember that Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar described actress Amala Paul as “bold, beautiful and badass” while commenting on her nude act in the Tamil film Aadai.
Closer home, it seems director Nandini Reddy has taken a cue from those remarks and has handpicked Amala as the leading lady for the first of the four episodes of the anthology, which she’ll direct. The shooting for the episode started recently.
“Nandini Reddy chose Amala for her natural acting, realistic performance and her ability to effortlessly get into the skin of the character. As the role demands raw and natural performance, Amala was a unanimous choice. And when the director approached the actress for the part, Amala was equally excited about the part. The first episode also features Jagapathi Babu in a key role,” informs one of our sources.
The remaining three episodes in the four-episode anthology will be directed by Sandeep Vanga, Tharun Bhascker and Sankalp Reddy. These are in their scripting stage and will begin shooting soon....