Director Bala is back in the reckoning again with his latest release Naachiyaar which has Jyothika and G.V.Prakash playing important roles. Set in the backdrop of North Madras, Nachiyaar has a trademark Bala feel to it and the characters are raw, as most of his films have. Naachiyaar went on to receive a lot of critical appreciation for both story and actors’ performances. Jyothika played the role of a ruthless cop in the film and was seen mouthing few cuss words, which draw some flak from few sections. However, all those got overlooked after the film hit the screens and the seasoned actor was lauded for her raw performance. Reports are doing rounds that Naachiyaar could be remade in Telugu since the remake rights have already been purchased by Kalpana Koneru, a popular producer in Telugu cinema. Although the makers haven’t revealed yet, buzz in the film circles is that Anushka Shetty may be roped in to reprise the role of Jyothika in the Telugu remake of Naachiyaar, reason being Anushka Shetty is one of the superstars in Telugu cinema who has the market to pull crowds to cinema halls.
There is no official confirmation yet if Anushka Shetty has been approached for this film, but sources reveal that there may be a development regarding the cast in the next few weeks. Anushka Shetty was last seen in Bhaagamthie which went on to become one of the biggest hits in Telugu cinema this year. Directed by G.Ashok, Anushka played the titular role in Bhaagamthie and was impressive with her performance.
If the makers pull off bringing Anushka Shetty on-board for the Telugu remake of Naachiyaar, it will be interesting to see how the actor’s fans will react to her role in the film since it will be realistic, raw and will have Anushka in a deglam role.