Riteish Deshmukh finds his leading lady in Saiyami Kher

Published: May 07, 2018, 10:38 IST | mid-day online correspondent

Saiyami Kher makes her Marathi film debut as Riteish Deshmukh's leading lady in his next production and acting venture titled Mauli

Riteish Deshmukh and Saiyami Kher
Riteish Deshmukh and Saiyami Kher. Picture courtesy Riteish's Twitter account

After the announcement of his next Marathi production venture Mauli under his banner Mumbai Film Company as his second acting outing, Riteish Deshmukh has found his leading lady in young actress Saiyami Kher. It's a matter of great pride for Saiyami, as with Mauli she will carry forward the Marathi legacy of her grandmother and veteran actress Usha Kiran and making her debut in her maiden Marathi movie, opposite Riteish in Mauli directed by Aditya Sarpotdar, Tanvi Azmi's niece, Sayami seems to be sharing some more common ground with her as Tanvi too made her Marathi debut with Riteish playing the role of his mother in Lai Bhari.

Born and brought up in Nashik, Saiyami is happy to go back to her roots and showcase her love for Marathi cinema with this film. Talking about being a part of Mauli, Saiyami says, "Delighted to work in a language that I am very proud of... my mother tongue Marathi. That too opposite Riteish in his home production. Riteish very successfully introduced a new genre of Action/Drama to Marathi cinema with Lai Bhari. Mauli is a film which will always be very close to my heart because it takes me back to my Maharashtrian roots. I will really miss my grandmom on this journey because she would have been very proud to see my Marathi debut. I'm really excited and seek everyone's good wishes and blessings."

Talking about casting Saiyami Kher, producer and leading man Riteish Deshmukh says, "We were looking for a fresh face to cast in Mauli and we found that in Saiyami. She is young, vivacious & fits the character of a 'Fire Brand Marathi Mulgi' to the tee. We are extremely excited to collaborate with her & looking forward to working with her."

Mauli is already on floors and Saiyami Kher is scheduled to join the team soon and kick-start her Marathi film journey. Mauli is scheduled to release early in 2019.

Also read: Joint effort! Genelia, Riteish's 'most ambitious' Marathi film Mauli goes on floor

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