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'Slumdog' child artiste Tanvi lands heroine role in Tamil
PGV  [ Mon, Feb 27, 2012 ]
  • Tanvi Ganesh Lonkar, who played child artiste Middle Latika in Danny Boyle's 'Slumdog Millionaire'(2008), has become a heroine in a Tamil film to be directed by Vetri Veeran. .

    Tanvi, who is now 16 years old, will be introduced as the heroine in 'Kadhal Theevu' to be produced by 'You and Me Productions. A group of old school mates has started this venture.

    Tanvi will play opposite Ramcharan, who acted as a child artiste in 'Azhagi'.

    Manoj K. Bharathi will be the villain.

    Mithun Eswar will be the music director while Mukesh Gnani will handle the camera. As the title of the new film denotes, it is a love story. Awesome incidents that commonly occur at tourist resorts will form part of the story.

    Tanvi Lonkar told reporters that director Vetri Veeran was introduced to her when she came down to act in a Kannada film. As she looked apt for his story, Vetri Veeran offered her the lead role. She had already learnt speaking in English when 'Slumdog Millionaire'.was being made. For 'Kadhal Theevu' she writes down her Tamil dialogues in English and learn them by rote.

    'I have become a heroine when I am only 16. I will improve my skills and win the hearts of Tamilians,' Tanvi exulted.