Vedhika Kumar is all set make her Bollywood debut with Jeethu Joseph’s first Hindi film “The Body” in which Emraan Hashmi is playing the lead role and is being produced by Sunir Kheterpal of Azure Entertainment and Viacom 18 Motion Pictures.
Vedhika Kumar, who has acted in several South Indian films, will make her Hindi film debut opposite Emraan Hashmi in #TheBody… Costars Rishi Kapoor… Directed by Jeethu Joseph… Produced by Sunir Kheterpal and Viacom18 Motion Pictures.
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“The Body” is a remake of 2012, Spanish crime-thriller also released with same name. Noted actor Rishi Kapoor and Kaalakandi actress Sobhita Dhulipala are also the part of this project. She has been offered number of Bollywood projects in the past, but according to her none of them excited her.
“I am so glad that I waited for the right project to come my way and this seems perfect. I am very excited and thank full to the director Jeetu Joseph, producer Sunir Kheterpal and the entire team at Viacom 18 Motion Picture who has given me this opportunity. I just can’t wait to start this exciting journey. I’m looking forward to share screen space with a fabulous actor as Emraan Hashmi” Says Vedhika.
we were looking for character of a young college going girl who has this innocence in her. Vedhika fits the role beautifully” adds director Jeetu joseph.
Vedhika is a well-known actress in south films. She mostly appeared in Tamil and Malayalam cinema. She has been twice nominated for Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil, in consecutive year 2014 and 2015 for her roles in films like Paradesi, James and Alice, Kaaviyathalaivan and Shivalinga. Shivalinga was opposite Karnataka superstar Shivarajkumar, directed by ace director P Vasu and the film went on to complete 100 days in Karnataka. Vedhika was praised for her role of a possessed woman and she described it as the most challenging role of her career.
She made her breakthrough portraying Angamma in Bala’s national award winning period film Paradesi, winning critical acclaim and awards for her portrayal. Earlier she had also made appearance in an advertisement with Karthi for mobile company Airtel.