Geetanjali Thapa is mainly known for her amazing performance in Geethu Mohandas’s Liar’s Dice, which won her the national award for the Best Actress this year, but this former beauty queen had a few intriguing roles to her credit before that too. And now it looks like she’s set to add one more to the list.. in a Malayalam film!
Yes, reports indicate that she might be playing the female lead in cinematographer turned director Rajeev Ravi’s next project – and guess who it’s opposite – Fahadh Faasil!
Bollywood actor Nawazzuddin Siddiqui is also expected to tackle a pivotal role in this one.
The yet untitled movie will mark the second time Fahadh Faasil teams up with Rajeev after the director’s maiden venture Annayum Rasoolum which was a success. The ambitious film maker had of course worked with Geetanjali in Liar’s Dice, which was directed by his wife Geethu, though only as the cinematographer.
He had however, like Geetanjali, won a national award for his work on that film.
Right now Rajeev is busy working on his second film to date, titled Njan Steve Lopez, which will serve as the debut movie of Fahadh’s brother Farhaan as the lead actor. Actor Krishnakumar’s daughter Ahaana Krishna is essaying the female lead.
Given the whole list of details, it does look like both Geethu and Rajeev have a thing for working only with actors they’re comfortable with already or know very well personally.
Well, the very talented filmmaking couple have a certain track record to keep up and so we guess it makes sense to leave nothing to chance. Expectations will obviously be high on their projects..
So right now, we wait for Njan Steve Lopez to hit the big screens. Later, as soon as the much talked about celeb wedding of the year – the one of Fahadh’s and Nazriya’s – takes place, the Geetanjali – Fahadh movie may hit the floors.
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