Actress Richa Panai, who is known for films such as Yamudiki
Mogudu, is currently shooting for Manasunu Maaya
Seyake (MMS). This Lucknow girl will soon make her
Bollywood debut. She will play female lead in yet-to-be titled
Hindi remake of Blockbuster Malayalam movie Traffic.
Talking to IANS, Richa Panai herself has confirmed the news. The
actress said, "Since it's my Bollywood debut, I'm extremely happy
that I'm part of this remake. It's a big team and I have a nice
role to play. I'm really looking forward to start working."
The remake of Traffic will be helmed by Rajesh Pillai, who
had directed the original. The film also features Manoj Bajpayee,
Prosenjit Chaterjee, Jimmy Shergill, Parambrata Chaterjee, Divya
Dutta and Nikitha Thukral. Richa will be paired with Parambrata in
the film, which will be produced by Endemol India, while Fox Star
Studios will distribute it.
Traffic was inspired by real events. It's the story
about how the heart of a donor is delivered amid traffic for a
transplant. It was recently remade in Tamil as Chennaiyil Oru
Naal, which opened to critical acclaim in cinemas. The Hindi
remake will also feature a big Bollywood star in a cameo, which was
played by Suriya Sivakumar in the Tamil version.