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Sonakshi to make her Telugu debut

She might have missed making her Kollywood debut with Kamal Haasan, but actress Sonakshi Sinha seems to be thrilled to make her Telugu debut with Mahesh Babu’s film. Yes, the actress is all set to play the lead in Mahesh’s Shivam, which will be directed by Krish.

Sonakshi wrote on her micro-blogging page, “Lots of support from the south for my Telegu debut. Really looking forward to it… Feels like Dabangg deja vu — debut with superstar, script I couldn’t refuse, capable and intelligent director! Shoot starts later this year. It’s going to be a great journey.”

Quiz Krish why he chose to cast Sonkashi in the lead, and he says, “I wrote the script a while back, and to be honest, I had Sonakshi in my mind while I was sketching the female lead. The character, Meenakshi, will have big and beautiful eyes. And when I saw her in Dabangg, I was impressed. Her eyes are mighty expressive, and hold a lot of power.”

Incidentally, the film’s producer, Ashwini Dutt had earlier told us that the film will be a Tamil-Telugu bilingual, making it Mahesh Babu’s first straight Tamil film. But, the Vaanam director informs us that as of now, the film will be made only in Telugu. “We will go on floors with the film by later half of this year,” he says.


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