Priyamani’s loss is Bhoomika Chawla’s gain!

Bhoomika will play Sudeep’s wife in Varadanayaka

Bhoomika Chawla may not have made it big in Bollywood, but down south, she is a familiar face and known for her considerable histrionic abilities. Did we say the whole of south India? Well, Bhoomika has conquered three of the four Woods south of the Vindhyas with Sandalwood being the exception.

Now, all that is set to change as Bhoomika has reportedly been signed to play Sudeep’s lady love in the new movie Varadanayaka – a remake of the Telugu hit Lakshyam. The original featured Gopichand, Jagapathy Babu and Anushka Shetty. The Kannada remake will see Chiranjeevi Sarja and Sudeep essay the roles played by Gopi and Jagapathy while Nikesha Patel will play one of the two female leads. Our sources tell us that Priyamani was the original choice for the role of Sudeep’s wife but the leading lady declined citing date problems. The producers’ search for a replacement ended at the doorstep of Bhoomika, who was reportedly quite keen to take on the role, given that she had never done a Kannada movie till date. Better late than never!