Hyderabad: Bollywood actress Huma Qureshi made a grand debut in Tamil with superstar Rajinikanth’s Kaala, directed by Pa Ranjith. The actress portrayed a meaty role and not the run-of-the-mill character that heroines usually get to play. However, after Kaala, the actress was off the Tamil film radar. Now, it looks like she has landed a big offer in Kollywood.

If reports are anything to go by, Huma Qureshi will essay the female lead in Valimai, in which she is expected to be paired opposite Ajith. An official confirmation regarding her inclusion will be made by the team in the coming weeks.

Earlier, it was reported that Prasanna was approached to play the antagonist in the film. The actor confirmed it in a tweet and stated that he was waiting for a response. However, Prasanna posted a tweet with a letter stating that he didn’t get the opportunity to play the negative role in the film. He also stated that he hoped to get an opportunity to act with Ajith later.

He wrote, “Dear all, I, from the bottom of my heart, thank each and every one of you, who with so much love wished and wanted me to be part “Valimai”. I was equally thrilled that the talks were on and was hoping to make the biggest announcement in my career ever. But unfortunately, this wonderful opportunity to share screen with our “Thala” isn’t happening this time. In spite of the deep disappointment I am feeling all the more stronger with all your love. There is always a next time and am sure I will be playing that dream part opposite “Thala” sooner. I cannot thank enough Mr. Suresh Chandra who tried his best for mer. Love you all so much. Keep sending me your love. That’s all I’ve got (sic)”

Valimai, directed by H Vinoth, is produced by Boney Kapoor. The trio had earlier worked in Nerkonda Paarvai, which is the official Tamil remake of Hindi flick, Pink.

Pranita Jonnalagedda

A features journalist who started writing because of her love for newspapers, Pranita Jonnalagedda is now exploring the digital space where she writes extensively on Telugu cinema. After fulfilling a childhood dream of working in the newspapers with brief stints in The Times of India and The Deccan Chronicle, Pranita is now a freelancing journalist who has contributed to several leading news portals like Film Companion, The News Minute, DNA, Telugu 360 and The Hans India among several others. Exploring her joint love for films and writing, she covers cinema in a holistic style and covers all the related trends, news, and fashion developments. An alumnus of Osmania University College of Arts and Social Sciences from where she pursued her Post Graduation in Mass Communication and Journalism, she is travel blogging when she isn't writing.

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