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Samantha’s Malayalam debut or Vidya Balan’s comeback? Shaji Kailas to rope in leading star for Pink Police

Lady superstar Nayanthara is also in the running to play the lead in the upcoming thriller, which is expected to go on floors by the end of this year

  • Sanjith Sidhardhan

Last Updated: 03.06 AM, Jun 06, 2022

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Samantha’s Malayalam debut or Vidya Balan’s comeback? Shaji Kailas to rope in leading star for Pink Police
Shaji Kailas, Samantha and Vidya Balan

Director Shaji Kailas has been dormant for the past few years, but since his return with Prithviraj Sukumaran’s Kaduva, he has already teamed with Mohanlal in Alone and is next gearing up to direct Prithviraj again along with Manju Warrier, Asif Ali and Anna Ben in Kaapa. But that’s not all, this weekend another big project was announced with the veteran filmmaker at the helm and a lady superstar in the lead.

The film titled Pink Police, which mark another thriller by the filmmaker who had previously directed superhits such as Narasimham and Aaraam Thampuran. And in the running to play the female lead of the film are Vidya Balan, Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Nayanthara, according to sources from the team.

While lady superstars Vidya Balan and Nayanthara had already worked in Malayalam, if Samantha is to sign up for the film, it will mark the Shaakunthalam actress’ Mollywood debut. Earlier this week, there were reports that Samantha was also the first choice to play the female protagonist in Atlee, Shah Rukh Khan film Jawan before Nayanthara bagged the role.

Vidya Balan, meanwhile, was supposed to make her acting debut with Mohanlal in 2000 through the film Chakram, which was shelved. She had played a cameo in Santosh Sivan’s Urumi in 2011 and was also the first choice to play author Madhavikutty in director Kamal’s Aami a few years ago, before she dropped out of the project. Nayanthara is gearing up for her next Malayalam movie Gold, which is directed by Alphonse Puthren and has Prithviraj in the lead.

Pink Police will be scripted by GR Indugopan and produced by Theatre of Dreams, which is also backing Kaapa, Tovino Thomas’ Anveshippin Kandethum and Mammootty’s upcoming thriller by debutant Deeno Davis. The film, which has Saravanan as its cinematographer, is expected to go on floors by the end of this year.

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