Anupama Kumar, who is making a comeback to Telugu filmdom after seven years, will play a business tycoon in an upcoming yet-untitled Gopichand-starrer. She was last seen in the 2009 Telugu film Aa Okkadu.
“It’s a very interesting role. I play a business tycoon, and will be required to undergo a complete makeover,” Anupama, popular for her work in Tamil films such as Neer Paravai, Vallinam and Meagamann, told IANS. In the film, she will be paired with Sachin Khedekar, and she’s looking forward to working with the National Award-winning actor.
“I’ve worked with him in an advertisement. Having always been in awe of his performance, I’m quite excited to be sharing screen space with him,” she said. To be directed by Sampath Nandi, the project will be predominantly shot in Bangkok. The film also stars Hansika Motwani, Catherine Tresa and Prakash Raj.
Anupama Kumar, Jayaprakash alias JP and Kishore have also come together to work in upcoming Tamil drama My Son is Gay, a story about an emotional relationship between a mother and her gay son.
The city’s debutant filmmaker Lokesh Kumar is directing as well producing the film, which will go on the floors next month in Kerala. “Originally, the film was planned to be made in Hindi. However, due to the language barrier and budget constraints, it never took off despite receiving initial funding. We’re now reviving it in Tamil and I am extremely fortunate to be working with a very supportive team,” Lokesh told IANS.
The young director considers himself extremely fortunate to have talented actors such as Anupama, JP and Kishore on board.