Actress Shamna Kasim or Poorna as she is popularly known, has been
chosen to do the female lead role in the remake of Julie
or Chattakkari that was released in 1974. The film was
directed by Sethumadhavan.
Many other actresses were approached before Poorna was finalised
for the role in Julie. The film requires the heroine to do
many steamy and seductive scenes.
Lakshmi played the lead role in Julie in
Sethumadhavan's film. Hemant (Living together fame) will
play the role of Mohan, the male lead in the film. Sethu Madhavan's
son Santhosh Sethumadhavan will direct the remake under the banner
of Revathi Kala Mandhir.
G Suresh Kumar will produce the film. Poorna will, for the first
time, do a lead role in Malayalam cinema though she has acted in
other South Indian films, especially Tamil movies.
Vinu Abraham has penned the screenplay for the remake. Innocent,
Kalasala Babu and Renuka will perform the role of Adoor bhasi,
Sankaradi and Meena, respectively. The shooting for the film
Julie will begin in Ootty on March 10.