Vedhika bags Kannada remake of 'Brindavanam'

Chennai, Jan 24 (IANS) Southern actress Vedhika Kumar has been roped in to play the female lead in the upcoming Kannada family-drama "Brindavana", a remake of Telugu film "Brindavanam".

"Nowadays family films have become a rarity in our film industry, and therefore I'm excited to be part of this wonderful family project", Vedhika told IANS.

"I will probably start shooting by the end of February or early March," she added.

N.T Rama Rao Jr., Kajal Agarwal and Samantha Ruth Prabhu played the lead role in "Brindavanam", which revolved around a guy who resolves the tussle between two brothers and unites them.

Vedhika is cast opposite Kannada superstar Darshan Thoogudeep in the film. She will essay the role played by Samantha in the original.

The rest of the cast of "Brindavana" will be announced soon. It will be directed by K. Madesh and produced by Suresh Gowda and Srinivas Murthy under SSB production banner.

"Brindavanam" has already been remade in Bengali as "Khoka 420".

Meanwhile, Vedhika is awaiting the release of Tamil period-drama "Paradesi", which is based on the suffering of tea plantations workers in pre-independent India.