Actress Dhansika, who will soon be seen in superstar Rajinikanth's Kabali, is all set to play a prostitute in an upcoming yet-untitled Tamil short film, to be directed by Anand Murthy.
"Dhansika jumped at the opportunity when she read what Anand had written. She was never keen to do short films, but this project really got her excited and she didn't want to miss the opportunity," a source told IANS.
The source added that Dhansika will appear in a never-seen-before bold role and she has been prepping to get under the skin of the character over the last few weeks.
Set against the backdrop of Kolkata, the film will also star actress Bidita Bag.
"Bidita will play a documentary film-maker. The story is about these two characters and what happens when they cross paths. It will be a powerful story and the film will feature dialogues in Tamil as well as Bengali," the source said.
The regular shooting will start from later this week.
This will be Anand's maiden short film. His directorial debut feature film Thileepan, about a Sri Lankan martyr, has not yet been released due to financial crunch.
Meanwhile, apart from awaiting the release of Kabali, the Nil Gavani Sellathey actress will be seen portraying the role of an upright police officer in Kaathadi, according to a report.
Directed by S Kalyan, the film is tipped to be an action entertainer with enough dose of comedy. Showcasing Dhansika as a cop for the first time, Kaathadi will have Avishek and Daniel playing the lead and will be shot in and around Chennai, Kerala and Yelagiri hills.
Dhansika also has three more Tamil projects under her belt. While Vizhithiru and Kaalakkoothu are in the post production stages, Kitna, which is being helmed by Samuthirakani, has already gone on the floors.