Social media and the much popular video app, Tik Tok got Mirnalini Ravi the fame and she has made it to the Telugu cinema in little time. She will be making her Telugu debut with Valmiki directed by Harish Shankar. The movie will be a remake of Jigarthanda. After several women auditioned for the role, Mirnalini was chosen by the director himself who thought she matched his vision of a Telugu debutant perfectly. A source close to the unit informed the media,
“Since she will be reprising the role of Lakshmi Menon from the original, the makers were in search for a girl who’ll be able to pull off a native look with east. 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 came up. Harish was very keen on casting a Telugu girl for the role but he couldn’t find a debutant who’d match his vision,”
Mirnalini Ravi will also be seen in the much awaited Tamil film, Super Deluxe very soon. Here are a couple of Tik Tok videos that made her viral:
The movie reportedly has already gone on floors. Actor Varun Tej has been roped in to play the lead role of a gangster, reprising the role of Bobby Simhaa from the original movie, Atharvaa will play a filmmaker which originally Siddharth played in Jigarthanda. Apparently, the director is aware that often remakes turn bad, some because of bad acting, some because of bad casting and so, he is making sure that he does not make those mistakes and doesn’t ruin the cult classic for the audiences.
Earlier names of Ravi Teja and Sai Dharam Tej were cropped up to star as leads in the movie but things did not work out and so Varun was cast. Harish Shankar is one of the best Telugu movie directors the industry has and he notably, kick-started Pawan Kalyan’s career again with Gabbar Singh, a remake of Salman Khan’s Dabangg after years and years of flops.
Some of the recent movies Harish has been a part of are Chalbaaz (2018), Duvvada Jagannadham (2017), Subramanyam For Sale (2015), Ramayya Vasthavayya (2013) and Gabbar Singh (2012).
Here’s the IMDb synopsis of 2014 Jigarthanda:
When Karthik is given a task by his producer to come up with a gripping gangster flick infested with heavy dosage of violence, he focuses on Sethu, a ruthless gangster surrounded by quirky yet scary henchmen. Karthik discreetly tries his best to find out about Sethu to develop a film script, but fails miserably in all his attempts. However when he finally gets the chance to gain an insight into Sethu’s life, disaster strikes as he gets caught in the mêlée following the discovery of a mole within Sethu’s gang.
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