The latest update is that Amala Paul has been roped in as the leading lady for Netflix's 'Lust Stories' in one of its segments. The young actress is soon to make her foray into the digital platfrom after she made her mark as a solo heroine with director Rathnakumar's thriller 'Aadai,' which opened up to critical acclaim and a favourable audience response.
The anthology film, which released in 2018, sparked a lot of debate among film buffs, is all set to get its Telugu remake, which will be produced by Ronnie Screwvala. Nandini Reddy, who rose to fame with 'Oh Baby' recently, handpicked the 'Aadai' girl to play the lead role in her segment. The shooting of the film commenced recently.
In a recent release, Amala expressed that this effort will further her exploration into uncharted territories “Over the past few years, I have been very much focused on taking up exceptional and challenging roles. Moreover, I was really happy about the way how audiences have reacted to my attempts with their positive receptions, especially for the film ‘Aadai’. Significantly, I feel this project to be yet another leap for me to unleash my potentials and give a try into an arena that I haven’t stepped before."
She also added "Being the key players in OTT across the global platform, their entry into South region will surely bring about a major change in conception and presentation of the strong and realistic contents. I am so much happy for being a part of one among their early ventures down the South.” The remaining three segments of the film will be directed by Sankalp Reddy, Tharun Bhaskar and Sandeep Reddy Vanga.
Recently, Southern film industry had witnessed an upsurge in directors and actors jumping the digital bandwagon. Recently, it was announced that directors Vignesh Shivan, Vetri Maaran, Sudha Kongara and Gautham Menon will be teaming up for a Netflix original.