New Delhi: If all goes well, Bollywood diva Isha Sharvani will soon make her debut in Malayalam. It is learnt that the gorgeous actor-dancer has been roped in by debutant director Pramod Payyannur to play the role of Suhra in his upcoming movie 'Balyakalasakhi'. Isha will pair up with Mammootty, who will be enacting the role of Majeed in the movie.
According to sources close to the production crew, Isha has already expressed her willingness to do the role of Suhra. "She just wants to do something other than glamorous roles that are being offered to her in other languages," sources said.
The much-waited movie 'Balyakalasakhi' is based on the late Vaikom Mohammed Basheer's famous novel with the same title. Basheer had mentioned several times that 'Balyakalasakhi' has a lot of autobiographical elements in it and that he indeed is Majeed. The movie will begin with a mature Majeed who is now in Kolkata. This is for the second time that Mammootty is giving life to a Basheerian character.
Isha, who made her debut with Subhash Ghai's 'Kisna', is at present doing a special cameo in Surya's 'Maatraan'. The actor will also play the female lead in Vikram's new movie 'David'.
Apart from Majeed and Suhra, the lead characters of the novel, the film will also have some popular Basheerian characters like Ettukaali Mammoonju, Ottakkannan Pocker, Sainaba, Aanavari Raman Nair and Ponkurissu Thoma. The movie will also have the ONV-Devarajan track "Onnini sruthy thaazhthy" rendered by P Jayachandran - minus the background score. Another song will be penned by Kavalam Narayana Panicker.
The late P Bhaskaran's poem 'Ente thoolika' will be used as the title song. Produced by M B Mohsin, the shooting of the movie will begin by July end.
The production team of 'Balyakalasakhi' had recently organised audition camps to find new faces for the movie. The team has conducted auditions on a zonal basis and a total of 35 candidates have already been selected to play various characters.
The makers are planning to organise the final screening by the last week of May.