MUMBAI: Actress Mallika Sherawat’s forthcoming film ‘Hisss’ has been making quite a buzz and the latest is that Lakshmi Bai, the erstwhile princess of Travancore, will make an appearance in the movie.
“Akka” as she is affectionately called by close friends and family, met ‘Hisss’ director Jennifer Lynch through family friend Govind Menon, who is producing the film.
When Lynch was casting for the role of Divya Dutta’s mother, she offered the role to Lakshmi Bai who initially refused. But after much convincing and cajoling, she finally agreed to be part of the film.
“Akka is a natural storyteller. Her intelligence and grace are matched only by her incredible instinct about people and their character. It was an honour to be her director,” Lynch said in a statement.
“Akka will provide a healthy amount of comic relief in the film, and her character’s storyline is crucial to the plot.”
According to sources the princess might be accompanying Mallika during her trips to some cities down South. ‘Hisss’ is slated for an October 22 release.