Media had earlier reported that Sivakarthikeyan's 'Ethir Neechal' has another heroine apart from Priya Anand. We had then published that debutant director Senthil and producer Dhanush were in the process of finalising a well known actor for the role.
It is now known that Dhansika , who has acted in 'Aravaan', has been approached to play the role.
According to well-placed sources, the unit is trying to rope in the young, talented actor, and is awaiting her nod before making a formal announcement.
Initially the director wanted to take an athlete for the lead role, but later zeroed down to Dhansika.
Dhansika made her debut as one of four female leads in Jayam Ravi starrer 'Peraanmai' directed by SP Jananathan. She also acted in 'Maanja Velu' opposite Arun Vijay and Aravaan with actor Aadhi.
Informed sources add that the character that she is being considered for is not a regular second heroine, but one that is has equal importance with Priya Anand and Sivakarthikeyan.
If sources are to be believed, the director wanted to cast an athlete to play the role, but seems to have been content with Dhansika as she has been a sports person. The actor is currently part of director Bala’s 'Paradesi', which has Atharva in the lead.