Kanika Tiwari, who had featured in Karan Johar's Hindi film Agneepath, has bagged the lead role in a Tamil film Avikumar. The 17-year-old class XII student had played Hrithik Roshan's sister in Agneepath released earlier this year.
Talking to PTI, Kanika said she would leave for Malaysia for a month-long shooting schedule of Avikumar with the 70-member film unit. Kanika was signed for the Tamil film on December 12 this year, which she said, coincided with the birthday of south superstar Rajinikanth.
The actress said that it would be her third film, as besides Agneepath she has also acted in a Telugu film named Boy Meets Girl. Kanika said the Tamil language would not be a problem for her as the filmmakers would take care of that aspect.
Avikumar is likely to release by March next year, the actress added. Talking about Agneepath, Kanika said, "I am happy about my role in Agneepath as around 6,500 girls had auditioned for it, but I was the one who got selected." She said that she had not even dreamt of working in films and she bagged the role in Agneepath by sheer chance.
"One of my acquaintances had sent my photos to Karan Johar's Dharma Productions and I was called in for the auditions," she said. When asked if she has got any other offer in Bollywood, Kanika said she would next feature in Sunny Deol-starrer Ghayal 2, for which shooting is expected to begin in March next year. Despite her film shoots, Kanika wants to continue with her studies and said she would appear for the class XII exam next year. In order to make up for her studies, a tutor has been appointed, she added.