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Exclusive! I play a homemaker who gets into a sticky situation in the whodunit, Bhama Kalapam: Priya Mani

The actress is also awaiting the release of her Kannada film Dr 56, the trailer of which dropped recently.

Prathibha Joy
Nov 23, 2021
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Priya Mani

Priya Mani is currently in Hyderabad, where she is shooting for her first straight-to-OTT Telugu film, Bhama Kalapam. Produced as an aha original, the film, she says, is a whodunit. “It’s a nice murder mystery that is also a dark comedy. The film follows my character, a happy home maker and mother, who has a youtube channel on which she shares recipes, and other cooking tips. How she gets into a sticky situation and then tries to get out of it forms the crux of the film. I will be shooting for the film till November 30, then my dance reality show till December 3, before returning home to Mumbai,” says Priya, adding that the team is looking at an early 2022 release for the film on the streaming platform.

Priya Mani

In Kannada, meanwhile, the actress, who was last seen in Nanna Prakara, is expecting the release of her next, Dr 56, in which she plays a CBI officer who is called in to investigate a spate of murders. “The team of the film recently dropped its trailer, but a release date is yet to be finalized. The film, directed by Rajesh Anandleela, should be out sometime in 2022 only,” she says.

Priya adds that she is also gearing up to resume work on two of her pan-Indian projects – Quotation Gang and Cyanide. “In Quotation Gang, directed by Vivek, I play a contract killer. The subject revolves around a group of smugglers. In filmmaker Rajesh Touchriver’s account of infamous serial killer Cyanide Mohan, I play a senior police official involved in the investigation into this case. The film is being shot in Hindi and Telugu, and will be dubbed into other south languages. There will, most definitely be a Kannada version, given that the events depicted in the film transpired in Bengaluru.

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