Actress Hansika Motwani reached a milestone of 50 films in Tamil cinema with her crime thriller drama Maha which hit the screens under the direction of storyteller U. R. Jameel. Unfortunately, the project failed to get the attention of the audience, and left the theaters unnoticed. Now, the Settai actress is currently busy shooting for her upcoming thriller movie titled Gandhari. The entertainer is directed by R Kannan of Kanden Kadhalai fame. Actor Metro Shirish will be playing a pivotal part in the movie. The drama which went on floors with a small pooja ceremony a while ago has reached its final leg of shoot.
Now, the production unit has shared the first look poster of the venture on social media. Producer and screenwriter Dhananjayan has unveiled the first look poster. Taking to his official twitter account, the producer shared the first look poster of the venture, and wrote, “Gandhari starring Hansika Motwani was based on a story idea by Ma Tholkappiyan. I worked on the screenplay for 6 months. It’s an emotional horror thriller. Saw edit of some portions shot by director Kannan R. & very happy. Keeping my fingers crossed. Gandhari first look.” Here is the post made by the producer.
#Gandhari #காந்தாரி starring @ihansika was based on a story idea by #MaTholkappiyan. I worked on the screenplay for 6 months. It's an Emotional Horror thriller. Saw edit of some portions shot by @Dir_kannanR & Very happy. Keeping my fingers crossed 🙏🤠#GandhariFirstLook pic.twitter.com/p6xdxdHbd4
— Dr. Dhananjayan BOFTA (@Dhananjayang) December 22, 2022
In the first look poster, actress Hansika Motwani is seen sitting on a chair and appears to be possessed by a spirit. The actress plays a dual role in Gandhari – of a woman hailing from a tribal community, and a woman who works with the government. Speaking to a leading media house in the state about the entertainer, director R Kannan said, “Gandhari unravels both in the 1940’s period and at present day. I spent nearly 6 months on research to build the plot. Producer Dhananjayan has worked on the screenplay. Since a portion of the entertainer is set in the 1940’s, costume designer Pradeepa went down to Yercaud where people from the community reside, and spent time with them studying their style of dressing to bring a sense of authenticity to the attire. We have put in a lot of work to recreate the 1940’s setup. I am confident the audience will love it.”
Apart from actors Hansika Motwani and Metro Shirish, Gandhari has popular youtuber and actress Brigida Saga in a supporting role. The rest of the cast that will be part of the flick is expected to be announced soon. The music for the entertainer will be composed by musician L V Muthu Ganesh. Cinematographer Balasubramaniem is taking caring of the cinematography division of the movie. Editor Jijendra will be editing the flick. Master Stunt Silva will be choreographing the action blocks for the project. The drama is produced by R Kannan under his banner house Masala Pix.
On the work front, actress Hansika Motwani who was last seen on screens in Maha is simultaneously shooting for multiple movies. The Singam 3 actress is currently busy shooting for few of her Tamil ventures titled Rowdy Baby which is filmed by director J. M. Raja Saravanan, for Guardian helmed by directors Sabari and Guru Saravanan, for an untitled project under the direction of film maker Igore, and for her Telugu flick titled My Name Is Shruthi directed by storyteller Srinivas Omkar, and for her Telugu web series Nasha. Apart from these dramas, the actress has her Tamil flick christened Partner scripted by Manoj Damodharan in which she has shared the screen space with actor Aadhi Pinisetty, her Tamil web series MY3 helmed by director M Rajesh in which she has collaborated with actor Shanthanu, and her Telugu film 105 Minutes which is filmed by storyteller Raju Dussa in various stages of post production getting shaped for release.