Lakshmi Manchu signs Mani Ratnam’s Pookadai

Gorgeous Lakshmi Manchu is going places. The multifaceted actress seems to be crossing all language barriers. After making her Bollywood debut in Ram Gopal Varma’s Department, she has now signed a prestigious Tamil movie to be directed by Mani Ratnam.

The actress took Twitter to share her excitement to be part of maverick filmmaker Mani Ratnam’s flick. She wrote, “What an amazing day.. Launched Tamil film w @itsmemanoj as producer and signed a movie as an actor w Mani Ratnam himself. Doesn’t get bigger.”

“Ok..phew.. I just signed a movie w Mani Ratnam. My first Tamil film. He is the first man who influenced me 2 b in films.Dreams do come true.” The forthcoming Kollywood movie is tentatively titled as Pookadai and the movie is a launchpad of veteran actor Karthik’s son Gautham.

However, Mani Ratnam is considering a few Bollywood actress to cast in the film to play the female lead role. It is reported that the filmmaker has approached Sonam Kapoor recently and waiting for her nod. Meanwhile, he has signed Arjun Sarja to play the role of a baddie.

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