IN Entertainment (India) Limited, the company backing Ajith starrer BILLA 2 along with Wide Angle Creations, the Production House led by Suresh Balaje and George Pius, has confirmed PARVATHY OMANAKUTTAN as the lead actress essaying the role of Billa’s love interest in the Film.
BILLA2 will mark Parvathy’s entry into the Tamil Film Industry. Parvathy hails from Kerala and is currently based out of Mumbai. Parvathy was crowned Miss India South 2008, which marked her direct entry into the Femina Miss India 2008 Finals, where she won the Miss India World title while also winning the sub-titles of Miss Photogenic, Miss Personality and Miss Beautiful Hair. Subsequently, Parvathy did India proud by becoming the first runner-up at the Miss World 2008 competition. Parvathy is one of the top Indian female models and features in all prestigious fashion events.
Sunir Kheterpal, CEO – IN Entertainment and Producer of BILLA2, says, “Parvathy was outstanding in her auditions and completely understood the subtle nuances of this pivotal role. She has an attitude and a screen presence, which will take her places. Later this week, she will be joining the unit in Goa, where BILLA2 is currently shooting”.
Confirming her association with the Film, Parvathy said, “It is like a dream to be making my debut in the Tamil Film Industry with Ajith Sir. I am delighted to be a part of the BILLA Franchise and can’t wait to start work on the Film.”
Chakri Toleti, the Director adds, “"The part of the leading girl in BILLA2 is a highly demanding role and it was a challenge to find an actress with just the right mix of talent and looks. Parvathy has great attitude and the understated charisma required for the role.”
Earlier, Huma was signed to play the principal lead actress role in the Film. However, due to some delays in the beginning of the Goa schedule of the film, Huma’s dates became an issue and she opted out of the film.
Bruna Abdullah – a model, TV Host and an actress of Brazilian and Arabian origin - has been formalized for enacting the other significant role in the Film. She is best known for her role in Karan Johar’s I HATE LUV STORIES and as the adorable host of Channel V’s Hottest. She has also featured in a solo song performance in Anubhav Sinha’s CASH.
BILLA2, finished its first 30 day schedule filming in Hyderabad and Vizag between July-August. The second schedule has commenced this week in Goa and will continue for 45 days till first fortnight of November. Thereafter, the unit will leave for Georgia in Eastern Europe for the final schedule. The film is expected to complete principal photography in the first fortnight of December and is being readied for release in April 2012.