Veteran Telugu actor Rajasekhar’s daughter Shivani is likely to make her acting debut with upcoming Tamil film “Kumki 2”.
“The makers are in talks with her and are most likely to sign her. She has even given a screen test. It’s just a matter of a few more days and an official announcement can be expected,” a source from the film’s unit said.
Shivani is trained in Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi, as well as musical instruments such as keyboard, guitar and veena. She has also learnt singing and kick-boxing, the source added.
The project is a sequel to the 2012 Tamil blockbuster “Kumki”. Prabhu Solomon will return to direct it.
It’s not quite sure yet if Vikram Prabhu, who played the lead in the first part, will be part of the sequel as well.
“Kumki” explored the relationship between a mahout and his elephant.
“The sequel will roll from July, because that’s when the monsoon will start. It will be predominantly shot in the forests on the border of Tamil Nadu and Kerala,” the source added.