Priya Mani in Shutter Kannada remake
Priya Mani will play a call girl in her next! The actress will be seen as a sex worker in Prakash Raj’s Kannada remake of Joy Mathew’s Shutter.
The thriller, which caught national attention for its thought provoking theme, has already been remade in Tamil and Marathi. The movie will have actress Priya Mani playing the lead role of a prostitute who gets locked in a garage with a man. Sajitha Madhathil had essayed the role in the original.
The actress is visibly thrilled about being offered the part in the movie. “I loved the Malayalam version for its novelty and fine storytelling. When Prakash sir had asked me to be part of the movie, I was more than happy to say ‘yes’,” says the actress, adding that Prakash Raj will play the role done by Lal in the remake.
In Malayalam, Priya Mani will next be seen with Asif Ali in director Kalavoor Ravikumar’s Silent Radio. “It is a romantic movie. Though it will be presented in a lighter way, the movie has a serious message. Like how the life of a radio mechanic changes when an older woman enters his life. My character has a shadowy past and that takes the story forward,” she says, adding that it will be a challenging role. As challenging as the one in Paruthi Veeran that fetched her a National Award? “That would be a stretch. Let me put it this way — I have always wanted to take up different challenges than similar ones,” the Thirakatha actress replies.