South actress Vedhika Kumar is all set to make her Bollywood debut opposite Emraan Hashmi in the film The Body. The film will be directed by Jeetu Joseph and will be produced by Sunir Kheterpal of Azure Entertainment and Viacom 18 Motion Picutures.
Vedhika, who has worked in Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil and Kannada films, says, “I am so glad that I waited for the right project to come my way and this seems perfect. I’m very excited and thankful to the director Jeetu Joseph, producer Sunir Kheterpal and the entire team at Viacom 18 Motion Pictures for this opportunity. I can’t wait to start this exciting journey. Emraan Hashmi is such a fabulous actor and I look forward to working with him.”
The actress won accolades for portraying Angamma in Bala’s Tamil period film Paradesi (2013).
Talking about their discovery, says director Jeetu,“After a nationwide hunt and several auditions, we finally found what we were looking for. Vedhika’s character is of a young college going girl who has this innocence about her. She fits the role beautifully”.
Sunir Kheterpal, adds “Vedhika is hard working and very talented. The minute we saw her test, we were sure about her. She comes across as one of the best Gen Next actors. Her pairing with Emraan will be fresh and one to watch out for.”