Saiyami to make Marathi film debut with Riteish Deshmukh's 'Mauli'
(Sourced from PTI)
Saiyami Kher is set to make her Marathi film debut as Riteish Deshmukh's leading lady in his next production and acting venture titled "Mauli". Riteish is producing the film under his banner Mumbai Film Company. "Mauli is a film which will always be very close to my heart because it takes me back to my Maharashtrian roots," said Saiyami.
"Delighted to work in a language that I am very proud of... my mother tongue Marathi. That too opposite Riteish in his home production. Riteish very successfully introduced a new genre of action/drama to Marathi cinema with 'Lai Bhari'," Saiyami said. "I will really miss my grandmom on this journey because she would have been very proud to see my Marathi debut," she added.
Riteish said Saiyami, who made her acting debut with "Mirzya", is perfect for the role. "We're looking for a fresh face to cast in Mauli and we found that in Saiyami. She's young, vivacious and fits the character of a firebrand Marathi mulgi to the tee. We are extremely excited to collaborate with her and looking forward to working with her," he said.
Aditya Sarpotdar is directing the film, Mauli, which is currently under production. Saiyami is expected to join the team soon. "Mauli" is scheduled to hit the theatres early next year.