The South Indian film industry is buzzing with excitement as Anushka Shetty gears up to make her Malayalam film debut. For nearly two decades, Anushka has primarily focused on Telugu and Tamil cinema, even turning down prominent Bollywood roles, such as the Singham series. Despite being one of Tollywood’s top heroines and receiving enticing offers from the Malayalam film industry, she remained steadfast in her decision not to venture into Mollywood.
However, the winds of change have blown, and Anushka is all set to surprise her fans with a shift in her career direction. For the first time, she will star in a Malayalam movie, diving deep into the realm of supernatural horror with “Kathanaar.” Based on true events, the film revolves around the life of a church father from Kadamattu and is rumored to present Anushka in a role as intense and challenging as her iconic character in “Arundhati.”
Joining Anushka in the lead is the versatile Malayalam actor, Jayasurya. The recent release of “Kathanaar” glimpses has further intensified the anticipation, showcasing a haunting backdrop filled with horror elements. And there’s even more in store for fans: “Kathanaar” is not just a standalone movie. It’s being envisioned as a franchise, with the first installment set for a grand release in 2024.