It is known news that Varun Tej has been roped in an upcoming movie Valmiki, the remake of Tamil hit movie Jigarthanda. Now according to the latest update, the makers have roped Mirnalini Ravi to play the female lead in Mega Prince Varun Tej starrer Valmiki. Mirnalini Ravi is well known face for Tamil audiences as she made her Tamil debut with Samantha Akkineni starrer Super Deluxe, directed by Thiagarajan Kumararaja, which was arrived at the theaters on 29th March and received positive response by the movie lovers and critics. Now Samantha costar Mirnalini Ravi is all set to enter in Telugu Film Industry with Varun Tej’ film.
Mirnalini Ravi is also popular for her dubsmash videos on social media. She is very happy as she got the opportunity to act in Valmiki, which will be directed by Harish Shankar. The sources close to the film maker reveal that the director fell for her expressive abilities as seen in her videos on social media, and approached her to play the female lead. According to the makers, Mirnalini Ravi is the right pick for the part.
Mirnalini Ravi was chosen after several girls were auditioned for the role. It is heard that after searching for several Telugu girls from various short films and even an open audition, things didn’t look up for the team till Mirnalini Ravi came up.
Though the makers have kept her role under the wraps but according to the latest buzz, she might reprise the role of Lakshmi’s Menon. The sources added that Harish Shankar was very keen on roping a Telugu girl for the role but he couldn’t find a debutant who’d match his vision.
We have already reported that recently the makers have also roped Atharva Murali to play the crucial role and upcoming film Valmiki will mark his debut in Telugu cinema.