South Indian actress Megha Akash, who has appeared in many successful Tamil and Telugu films, is set to enter Bollywood. The actress has been roped in to play the female lead in the upcoming film, titled Satellite Shankar. Akash will romance Hero (2015) actor Sooraj Pancholi who plays the male lead in the Irfan Kamal directorial.
Megha Akash is presently working on Tamil thriller Enai Noki Paayum Thota which stars Dhanush. Talking about her debut in Bollywood, she said, “There were a lot of offers in Hindi, but Satellite Shankar is something special. It’s a different film that is being made on a huge scale. I’m excited to be in it.”
Director Irrfan Kamal added, “Megha is exactly what we were looking for. From the time we saw her, we knew she was the one.”
Initially, Rhea Chakraborty was supposed to play the female lead in Satellite Shankar. However, the actress walked out of the film days after it mounted the shooting floor for reasons best known to her.
Satellite Shankar is being bankrolled by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Murad Khetani and Ashwin Varde under the banners of T-Series and Cine1 Studios.