Anushka Shetty to enact Rani Lakshmibai – Apart from playing the role, Anushka will also be lending her voice for the film.
Actress Anushka Shetty is known to pick roles that are versatile and have a scope for exhibiting her acting chops. Her crucial role in the forthcoming film, Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy, starring Chiranjeevi, is a step in that direction.
Apparently, Anushka will be essaying the role of Lakshmibai —the Rani of Jhansi — the leading figure of the Indian Rebellion of 1857. Chiranjeevi plays the role of Narasimha Reddy in the period drama, and her role would describe and reveal the heroics of the unsung hero, Narasimha Reddy.
“It’s an impactful role and the film’s director Surender Reddy felt an actress with great market image and aura can pull this role off. As Anushka was earlier parts of quite a few female-centric films, she was a natural choice,” informs a source close to the development.
Apart from playing the role, Anushka will also be lending her voice for the film. “The film opens with Anushka narrating the story, and she further takes the audience through to the rest of the film. Her voice will help in accentuating the surreal experience for the audience,” adds the source.
While the film’s shooting is nearly done, we have learnt that the theatrical rights for Karnataka state have been sold at a whopping Rs 30 crore.