Chennai: National Award winning actor Bobby Simhaa will reprise his role in the Telugu remake of Tamil-Malayalam bilingual "Neram", making it his debut in the language.
"Simhaa has been roped in to play the antagonist. He will be essaying his own role as the ruthless lone shark from the original," a source from the film's unit told IANS.
According to the source, the makers were in talks with a few other actors to play the villain, but nobody fit the bill like Simhaa, who currently has over half a dozen Tamil films in his kitty.
To be directed by Anil Kanneganti, the film is tentatively titled "123" and features Sundeep Kishan and Anisha Ambrose in the lead.
The film tracks few hours in the life of its protagonist and emphasizes on the importance of time, both good and bad, in our lives.
The regular shooting of the film, which will be produced by Pixel Dreams, will start from later this month.