- South actress Vedhika will make her Bollywood debut in The Body
- Vedhika Kumar will star opposite Emraan Hashmi
- Rishi Kapoor will also star in the film in a prominent role
Vedhika Kumar, who has acted in several South Indian films, will make her Hindi film debut opposite Emraan Hashmi in #TheBody... Costars Rishi Kapoor... Directed by Jeethu Joseph... Produced by Sunir Kheterpal and Viacom18 Motion Pictures.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) May 30, 2018
The 30-year-old actress told IANS that she was looking forward to working with Emraan Hashmi and thanked the director for the opportunity. "I'm very excited and thankful to the director Jeetu Joseph, producer Sunir Kheterpal and the entire team at Viacom18 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 added.
According to Mr Kheterpal, the "hard working and very talented" actress "comes across as one of the best gen next actors". He is confident her pairing with Emraan will be "fresh and one to watch out for".
Director Jeetu Joseph told IANS that Vedhika was chosen for the role after several auditions and a nation-wide hunt for the perfect cast. "Vedhika's character is of a young college-going girl who has this innocence about her. She fits the role beautifully," Joseph said.
(With IANS inputs)