Multilingual actress Archana has been selected to play the female lead role opposite Mohan Lal, who is shooting for an untitled Kannada movie in Bangalore.
The Malayalam super star Mohan Lal is making a grand re-entry into Kannada films through an untitled project, which will feature Sandalwood’s Power Star Puneet Rajkumar. The movie went on the floors during May first week and is being produced by Sarat Rajkumar, who manages Puneet.
The movie makers had zeroed in on Hindi film actress Radhika Apte, who was seen in important movies in Telugu and Tamil. As the Kannada movie has a children-oriented subject, the producer was keen on casting Radhika. However, the actress had prior commitments because of which she couldn’t act in Mohan Lal’s movie.
Consequently, Archana, who has acted in several Malayalam movies, has been given the opportunity. Archana was earlier seen in the hit Kannada movie Aa Dinagalu and subsequently in Premigala Savaal.
This untitled project will be Mohan Lal’s second Kannada movie. He was earlier seen in Love, a movie directed by award winning film-maker S V Rajendra Singh (Babu). It is likely to be released in Malayalam as well.
The movie is directed by Giriraj, who has previously directed Jatta for Sarat Rajkumar. The first schedule (10 days) of the movie is complete with most of the shooting taking place in Bangalore. Puneet will join the second schedule of the movie during July.