Testing waters

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | SASHIDHAR ADIVI
Published Sep 16, 2019, 12:50 am IST
Updated Sep 16, 2019, 12:50 am IST
Faria Abdullah, a theatre artist, will make her acting debut in Mahanati filmmakers’ next
Faria Abdullah
 Faria Abdullah

Telugu cinema continues to throw weight around concept-based and realistic cinema, and filmmakers seem increasingly inclined towards roping in new faces to bring in a fresh appeal.

Post the success of Mahanati, producers and sister-duo Priyanka and Swapna Dutt, have embarked on another interesting project, starting shooting for a yet-to-be-titled film. The film is being directed by Anudeep of Pittagoda fame.

 

While the film stars Naveen Polishetty of Agent Sai Srinivasa Athreya fame, we are told that debutant Faria Abdullah has been roped in as the leading lady. Faria is a Hyderabad girl and apparently has theatre background. A source informs, “As it is a story-driven film, the filmmakers were certain they’d cast a fresh face for the leading lady role.

They were very impressed with Faria Abdullah’s audition. Her role will be high on comic quotient, and the filmmakers believed that she can do justice to the part.”                                     

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