Mouni Roy is set to play Rajkummar Rao's wife in the upcoming film "Made in China", and the actress of Naagin fame says he is a tremendous actor.
"I think Rajkummar is a tremendous actor and I have always looked up to his work. I can't wait to start working with him. I am even more ecstatic to be a part of Maddock Films," Mouni said in a statement to IANS.
Talking about Mouni’s character, a source told Mumbai Mirror, “She’s a simple housewife, living in a lower-middle-class locality, feisty and crazy about Raj. She’s by his side through his struggle and pushes him to go to China when the opportunity calls. Raj, who wants to give her the best, crosses the Great Wall hoping to become a successful entrepreneur. It’s the couple’s fascinating journey.”
"Made in China" will start rolling in September in Mumbai and then travel to Gujarat and China. The film will be directed by Gujarati director Mikhil Musale.
This is Rajkummar's second collaboration with Dinesh Vijan of Maddock Films after the horror comedy film "Stree", which will hit theatres on August 31.
"We wanted someone who'd connect with the heartland and Mouni, a typical Indian beauty, has a huge fan following. She has a strong personality but gentle eyes and is a good dancer," Vijan said.
"She has started working on her Gujarati dialect. Rajkummar will start preparing soon and knowing the chameleon that he is, I'm sure he'll quickly get under the skin of the character," he added.
(With IANS inputs)