Thiruvananthapuram: Bollywood siren Mallika Sherawat who plays a naagin (snake woman) in her upcoming film 'Hisss', offered prayers at the famous Sree Nagaraja temple at Mannarasala in Alappuzha district, seeking divine blessings for the success of the project.
Sherawat, who reached here this morning from Mumbai, drove straight to the temple, which was one of the principal locations of the multi-lingual film 'which is to be released on October 22.She was accompanied by producer Govind Menon.
Menon said that 'Hisss' produced under the banner of Split Image Pictures at a cost of Rs 30 crores, would be released worldwide in 2,200 screens on October 22.
In India, the English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu versions of the film would be released on that day, while the Malayalam version would be released in Kerala on October 29.
Besides Sherawat, American actor Jeff Douchette, Irfan Khan, Divya Dutta and Raman Trikka also play important roles in the film, directed by Jennifer Lynch.
Lakshmi Thampuratti of the Travancore Royal family also has a notable role in the film.
Noted cinematographer Madhu Ambat is handling the camera and music is by Anu Malik.
"'Hisss' is a truly Indian story based on traditional beliefs about snake goddesses whom generations worshipped to keep the population safe and women fertile," he said.
The film is about the arduous journey of an American man into the heart of the Malabar coast, believed to be the dwelling place of snake goddesses.