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Janani Iyer To Don Retro Avatar In Jai's 'Balloon'

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    Actress Janani Iyer, who was last seen in Thegidi, which released in the year 2014, has been roped in to play an important role in Jai's upcoming horror film Balloon.

    According to the film's director Sinish, the Avan Ivan girl will be seen in a retro avatar, essaying a character from the 1980s.

    Comparing Characters

    Director Sinish has compared Janani Iyer's character in the movie with that of Swathi Reddy's in Subramaniyapuram. "Janani's character will be similar to that of Swathi Reddy's character in 'Subramaniyapuram'. Janani will join the shoot in Kodaikanal for the third schedule," he told Deccan Chronicle.

    Wait For The First Look

    When asked if Janani is playing the ghost, Sinish, without divulging much, has requested to wait for the first look poster of the film.

    Costume Designer

    Since the movie is expected to take us back in time with its flashback portions, costumes become an integral part of the making. That's exactly why the makers have roped in one of the most acclaimed costume designers in NJ Sathya.

    Three Different Looks For Jai?

    It is said that Jai will appear in three different looks in the film. Earlier, the director had revealed that the Chennai 600028 actor would portray the role of a married man.

    Other Cast & Crew

    Yuvan Shankar Raja has been roped in to compose music for the film. While R Saravanan takes care of the camera work, Balloon will have its editing done by Ruben of Theri fame.

    Janani's Upcoming Films

    Apart from Balloon, Janani Iyer will be seen in Thollaikatchi, a romantic comedy, being directed by Sadiq Khan. The film stars Ashwin Kakumanu in the lead. Janani has also bagged a role opposite Kalaiyarasan in a yet untitled movie.

    "She plays a character called Shenbagavalli, and her portions with Jai are set in 1989. Janani will be seen in a full-length retro avatar in this flashback portion. She will join the sets in the next schedule in Kodaikanal," Sinish told IANS.

    Also starring Anjali in the lead, the project marks the reunion of Jai and Anjali as they were last seen together in 2011 Tamil romantic-drama Engeyum Eppothum.

    But it is Janani's character that the director doesn't want to talk about considering the importance of her role in the film.

    "It's too early to get into the details of her character. If I talk about her role, I fear I might give away the entire plot," Sinish, who is excited about his first directorial venture, has said.

    Balloon is being bankrolled by stunt choreographer Dhilip Subbarayan, Arun Balaji and Nandakumar under Farmer's Master Plan Productions.

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