Anaswara Rajan, the 16-year-old actress who played one of the lead roles in the latest Malayalam blockbuster Thanneer Mathan Dinangal, is making her debut in the Tamil film industry through Raangi, in which Trisha plays the lead role.
The film, directed by M Saravanan who made Engeyum Eppothum – starring Jai and Anjali – in 2011, is produced by Lyca Productions. The base story is written by filmmaker AR Murugadoss. A first-look poster of the film was released on May 19. A source close to Anaswara told Silverscreen.in that the actress was playing Trisha’s brother’s daughter in Raangi. “She will soon head to Russia to shoot some portions of the film,” the source said.
Anaswara made her acting debut through Manju Warrier’s Udaharanam Sujatha (2017), an official remake of Tamil film, Amma Kanakku. She played Warrier’s daughter in the film. This year, she also worked in KK Rajeev’s Evide. The makers of Raangi selected her to the play the pivotal role after spotting her in a television commercial that she acted in. Recently Anaswara completed shooting for Jibu Jacob’s Aadyarathri in which her co-star is Biju Menon. The film, a family-drama, is centred on a wedding. Anaswara will, according to the source, take a break from acting to focus on academics after completing the ongoing projects.
Anaswara and Mathew Thomas played the lead characters in Thanneer Mathan Dinangal, a low-budget high-school drama directed by Gireesh AD. The film, produced by Jomon T John, Shameer Mohammad and Shebin Becker, has emerged to be the third highest grossing film of the year.
Raangi, which might hit the screens in October, will be Trisha’s first major release after Rajinikanth’s Petta where she played a cameo. The actress is also working in an action-drama with Simran, which is directed by Sumanth Radhakrishnan, and Rithun Sagar’s 1818, a Tamil-Telugu bilingual.
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