Thiruvananthapuram: Veteran actress Sripriya, who is a popular face in South Indian cinema of the 1980s, will direct the Tamil-Telugu remake of critically acclaimed Malayalam revenge-drama 22 Female Kottayam, which was directed by Aashiq Abu. Nithya Menon has been roped in to play the lead role in this women-centric film, which is about the travails of a nurse who seeks revenge on her tormentors.
Nithya Menon will reprise the role of Rima Kallingal in the remake of 22 Female Kottayam. Rima won the Kerala state award for best actress for her performance in the original movie. "The film is set to go on the floors in July and is slated for a December release," said a statement. "Having worked in strong women-oriented films, Sripriya was so intrigued by the film that she decided to remake it," added the statement.
For now, the makers are finalising the rest of the cast for the remake of 22 Female Kottayam. As an actress, Sripriya is known for her performance in films such as Aval Oru Thodar Kathai, Anthuleni Katha and Aame Katha. She has starred in over 200 films in a career spanning a little over two decades. In addition to acting, she has also directed five TV serials, of which she considers Viduthalai the best serial and four films, two in Tamil and two in Kannada.