Chennai: Producer Hema Rukmani of Thenandal Studios Limited has confirmed signing actress Disha Patani to play the lead role in fantasy-epic "Sangamithra."
Set in the 8th century AD, the movie, is a tale of the trials and tribulations of Sangamithra and her journey to save her kingdom.
"We are delighted to have Disha Patani play the titular role. 'Sangamithra' is our dream project. It's a larger-than- life period film with great technicians. Currently, the pre- production work on the film is going on in full swing. We expect to go on the floors from December," Hema Rukmani told PTI.
Also starring Tamil actors Arya and Jayam Ravi in pivotal roles, "Sangamithra" will be directed by filmmaker Sundar C. Disha took to Twitter to share her excitement about joining the project. "Really very excited for #Sangamitra. Can't wait to start shooting for this wonderful film," she tweeted.
A R Rahman will compose the music for the project, which was launched at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival earlier this year. Actor Shruti Haasan was initially cast to play the lead in the film, but she opted out of the project soon after the Cannes Film Festival announcement. PTI