‘Kaaka Muttai’ actress Aishwarya Rajesh play the leading lady in Arjun Rampal’s latest production Daddy
She made a mark in the National Award winning Tamil film Kaaka Muttai as the mother of two boys. Now actress Aishwarya Rajesh has signed on a film starring Arjun Rampal and is taking her first big step into Bollywood. The actress has been signed on for Daddy and her role is said to be a performance-oriented one.
According to sources, the filmmakers saw Kaaka Muttai and were completely floored by her performance. The actress has already started shooting for the film and completed two days of filming.
The Hindi film Daddy was announced last year in April by Arjun himself on social media. This biopic is a political drama and Rampal plays the role of gangster-turned-politican Arun Gawli in the film. In fact, Arjun has met Gawli himself last year at JJ Hospital. The actor also had to reportedly lose weight to play this role. The movie is being directed by Ashim Ahluwalia.
It was one of the girls from the production team who suggested Aishwarya’s name to Arjun.
“This girl recommended my name after she watched Kaaka Muttai. Arjun was thrilled with my performance and immediately got me on board, and didn’t mind my language barrier,” she said, and added that she’s elated with the opportunity.
Aishwarya has a little over a month before she joins the sets of Daddy, and in the interim, she will brush up her Hindi skills.
“As much as I’m happy, I know it’s not going to be easy in Bollywood. But this is a big opportunity and I want to make the best use of it,” she said.
In Daddy, Arjun will be essaying the role of gangster-turned-politician Arun Gawli.
Aishwarya is currently shooting for a yet-ntitled Tamil project with actor Sibiraj.