The title 'Damayanti' attracted me: Radhika Kumaraswamy
GK Reddy, father of Tamil actor Vishal, was keen that she play the titular role in the horror-comedy, which is set in the 80s
The title, Damayanti, was what made Radhika Kumaraswamy go ahead and sign the project. Set in the 1980s, it is a horror film with comical elements. Radhika is excited to be essaying the titular character, who is a royal. “The name Damayanti has a lot of substance.When I heard the plot, I felt I was right for the role,” she says.
Radhika reveals that the other reason she accepted the role was the insistence of Tamil actor Vishal’s father, GK Reddy. “He plays my father in the film, and he was very keen that I play the titular role,” she reveals.
This heroine-centric film will first made be in Kannada, and then in other south Indian languages. The graphics work is being handled by Makuta VFX, the same company that handled the VFX for Baahubali.
While the search is on for a lead actor, director and producer Navarasan plans to start rolling from September. He has roped in various comedians, including Sadhu Kokila, Tabla Nani, Vijay Chendoor, Kempegowda, Pavan and Karthik for the film.