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Shamili debuts as Mohanlal's daughter

Published: Wednesday, February 11, 2009, 11:56 [IST]

Remember actress Shalini's younger sister Baby Shamili, who made an amazing portrayal in ace filmmaker Mani Rathnam's Anjali as a mentally-challenged child for which she won the prestigious National Award in 1991 at age three?

Baby Shamili is a darling among all South Indian moviegoers, as she mesmerized audiences with her still remembered stunning performances in all South Indian languages in 90"s. She was last seen in Malayalam with Mammootty and Mohanlal in Fazil's Harikrishnans (1998), where she played the younger sister of the superstar.

After a gap of 10 years, Baby Shamili, a pretty teenager today, is all set to make a comeback to Malayalam in a full-fledged role in Shikari starring superstar Mohanlal in the lead. Shamili will play the role of Mohanlal's s daughter in this film, to be directed by Padmakumar after Parunthu. Coincidentally, superstar Mammootty, a professional rival of Mohanlal in Malayalam, is also about to do a Kannada film titled Shikari.

Under the banner of Tetco group Rajagopal is producing the film. S.Suresh Babu has penned the story, dialogue and script. Lyrics by Gireesh Puthenchery. M.Jayachandran has scored the music. The locations are Chennai and Kochi.

Shamili will also be the heroine in a new Telugu film titled Oie opposite chocolate hero Siddharth. Produced by D.V.V. Danayya under Universal media banner, this romantic love story is directed by debutant Anand Ranga, who earlier assisted Bhaskar in his blockbuster Bommarillu. The shooting is already on from January 16. Oie is expected to hit theatres this summer.

Meanwhile, it is widely expected that Shamili will soon make her debut in Tamil as well and is currently on the lookout for the right Tamil project.

Topics: parunthu, mohanlal, shamili, siddharth, fazil, anjali, bommarillu, padmakumar, shalini, harikrishnans, mammootty
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