Actress Keerthy Suresh is said to have signed a Hindi, Tamil and Telugu multi-lingual movie, directed by Nagesh Kukunoor of Hyderabad Blues and Bombay to Bangkok fame. The news comes days after it was reported that she will soon make her Bollywood debut with a film produced by Boney Kapoor.
The multi-lingual film is said to be have a female-oriented subject. Music is composed by Devi Sri Prasad. A source close to the film was quoted saying: “Though Nagesh Kukunoor is known for making offbeat movies, his upcoming project with Keerthy is said to be a female-oriented drama but told in a commercial way. DSP is known for his commercial chartbusters and he seems to be the right choice for this project.”
Devi Sri Prasad, who last composed for Keerthy’s Samy Square in Tamil, is also working on Mahesh Babu’s Maharshi, apart from six other movies: director Sukumar’s AA20, Koratala Siva’s Chiru152, Kishore Tirumala’s Chitralahari, Buchibabu Sana’s untitled film, Harish Shankar’s Valmiki and Anil Ravipudi’s SSMB26.
Meanwhile, Keerthy Suresh’s Bollywood debut is rumored to be directed by Amit Sharma. It is reportedly a biopic based on the life of the football coach Syed Abdul Rahim, featuring Ajay Devgn in the lead.
Earlier, producer Mahesh Koneru, who heads East Coast Productions, announced a new Telugu film with Keerthy Suresh in the lead. Tentatively titled Production No. 3, the movie comes as the actor’s 20th feature film, and her third in Telugu. She was last seen in Mahanati that released in 2018. It was a biopic on the yesteryear actress Savitri Devi, directed by Nag Ashwin. Her performance in the movie was appreciated.
Keerthy Suresh is also likely to star opposite Rajinikanth in AR Murugadoss’s upcoming film. This will mark her second collaboration with the director after Sarkar.
The actress is currently shooting for Priyadarshan’s Marikkar: Arabikkadalinte Simham opposite Mohanlal. It is based on the life of Kunjali Marikkar IV – the fourth and last of the naval chiefs who was deployed to defend the seas against Portuguese, by the Samoothiri of Calicut.