“Mirzya” actress Saiyami Kher will be making her Marathi film debut as Riteish Deshmukh’s leading lady in his next production project titled “Mauli”.
Saiyami who was born and brought up in Nashik said she is excited to be working with Riteish who introduced a new genre to Marathi cinema.
“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.
Saiyami with “Mauli will carry forward the Marathi legacy of her grandmother and veteran actress Usha Kiran.
While talking about her grandmother Saiyami in a statement said, “I will really miss my grandmother 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,”
Tanvi Azmi’s niece, Sayami shares some more common ground with her as Tanvi too made her Marathi debut with Riteish playing the role of his mother in “Lai Bhari”.
Riteish said the team was looking for a fresh face to cast in “Mauli”.
“We found that in Saiyami. She is young, vivacious and fits the character of a Firebrand Marathi mulgi’ to the T. We are extremely excited to collaborate with her and looking forward to working with her,” he said.
Directed by Aditya Sarpotdar, the film is produced under Riteish’s banner Mumbai Film Company.
With Ritesh and Saiyami in lead roles, the film has already gone on floors and Saiyami is scheduled to join the team soon.
Mauli is scheduled to release early in 2019.