The yet-untitled project features southern actor Prince Cecilb opposite her.
"We are planning to launch the film in the second week of June, while the regular shooting will start from the first week of July. I have roped in Kanika after I saw her performance in the Hindi film ('Agneepath')," the film's director Ramesh said in an interview.
"She may be a north Indian, but she has the features of a south Indian. This is one of the reasons why I was hell-bent on casting her," he added.
In 'Agneepath', Kanika played Shiksha, who grows up unaware of her brother's existence.
The search for rest of the cast is on for the yet-to-be-titled film, which will be jointly produced by C.H Pratap and Pratap.
Meanwhile, Kanika has already acted in a Tamil film titled 'Avikumar'. She is also awaiting the release of her Telugu debut film 'Boy Meets Girl'.