It is well-known that popular South Indian actress Nayantara is reprising the role of Bollywood actress Vidya Balan in Anamika, the Telugu and Tamil remake of Blockbuster Hindi film Kahaani, which is being directed by ace director Sekhar Kammula. The makers of this bilingual movie have unleashed the first look of Nayan in the Telugu version of the film. Interestingly, she appears sans baby bump.
Kahaani is a thriller film directed and co-produced by Sujoy Ghosh. The movie was conceived and developed by Ghosh, who co-wrote the film with Advaita Kala. It revolves around the story of a pregnant woman named Vidya Bagchi, who is searching for her missing husband in Kolkata during the festival of Durga Puja. The film explores themes of feminism and motherhood in male-dominated Indian society.
Actress Vidya Balan had played the pregnant woman in Kahaani and she was featured with a baby bump in the first look of the movie, which did not focus on any other character of the film. But the first look of its Telugu version - Anamika features Nayantara without baby bump. Interestingly, it also features the look of Pashupathi and Vaibhav Reddy. Experts in T-Town are now busy speculating on whether Sekhar Kammula has completely changed the story of the movie. Continue to read more in the slideshow.
Anamika - First Remake of Shekhar
Sekhar Kammula is one of the prolific directors and screenwriters in Indian cinema and he has not done any remake in the past. During announcement of Anamika, he had said that he would change the story as per taste of local audience. He had said, "I want to shift all focus on the project which will be adapted and customised to the local sensibilities."
Nayantara's Baby Bump
The makers of Anamika had earlier released a few pictures and they also did not show Nayantara's baby bump. Now, her first look has sparked a new debate on the story of Anamika. Many feel that the director has made a lot of changes in its story and Nayan may not appear as pregnant woman in it.
Anushka Was First Choice For Anamika
Anushka Shetty was the first choice for Anamika and the director had initially approached her for the female lead. But the actress rejected his offer because her magnum opus projects dates directly clash with this film. Later, Sekhar roped in Nayantara for this project.
Nayantara Shooting For Anamika
Nayantara kick-started the shooting for Sekhar Kammula's bilingual movie Anamika in the dusty streets of old city, Hyderabad on April 28. The director had planned to complete the project in 50 days by shooting continuously in the shooting.
Nayantara Playing Title Role
Nayantara, who has given bulk dates for Anamika, is playing the title role in the film, which is being co-produced by Endemol India, Logline Productions and Select Media Holdings.
Nayan Thrilled About Her New Look In Anamika
Talking about Anamika, Nayantara says, "It's an honour to have worked with a critically acclaimed and award winning director like Sekhar. I am thrilled to be a part of this project which gave me an opportunity to play a strong female character. With a completely new look in Anamika, I hope that the audiences would appreciate the film and my role."