Director Venkat Prabhu’s next flick with actor Karthi, as already known titled Biriyani, is getting in shape with a good pace. While there was news that the Mankatha director has roped in bubbly Hansika Motwani for the lead role opposite Karthi, again, another gossip has hit the media now. It seems as if director Venkat Prabhu has roped in a new face to Tamil cinema named Mandy Thakar for the another female lead role along with Hansika for Biriyani.
Recently, actress Richa Gangopadhyay opted out of the project citing a few date issues. However, sources close to the movie unit reveal a new story. It seems Venkat Prabhu had convinced Richa that she would be playing the female lead role. However, Venkat had to change the script and the change of script did not allow Richa to be the love interest of Karthi on screen. It is because of this reason that Richa seems to have got out of the project, say the sources. Venkat has been searching for a replacement for that role, and now, he has zeroed in on a new face called Mandy Thakar!
Mandy Thakar is new just for the Tamil cinema audiences, but not for Punjabi and Hindi movie fans. She has acted already in many Punjabi movies and is known for her hot and sizzling performances on screen. She is also well known for doing a bikini scene in the Hindi movie Bumboo. The sources close to the Biriyani add that there is a hot song sequence featuring Karthi and Mandy Thakar. The sources also say that the song would click well with the audiences for its spiciness.
The preproduction works are getting completed rapidly for the project, as cameraman Sakthi Saravanan has completed the test shoots and music director Yuvan Shankar Raja has started composing tunes. K E Gnanavelraja of Studio green banner is producing Biriyani!