Saiyami Kher to make her Marathi debut with Riteish Deshmukh's 'Mauli

‘Mirzya’ actress Saiyami Kher joins Riteish Deshmukh in his next Marathi production Mauli. The actress will mark her debut in regional cinema. Finally Deshmukh has found his leading lady for his next film that is being directed by Aditya Sarpotdar and being produced under Riteish’s banner Mumbai Film Company.

It is proud moment for Saiyami, as with ‘Mauli’, she will be carrying forward the Marathi legacy of her grandmother and veteran actress Usha Kiran. In a career that spanned over five decades, the yesteryear actress was known for films like Daag, Patita, Chupke Chupke and has received several top honours.

Confirming the news Riteish said, “We were looking for a fresh face to cast in ‘Mauli’ and found that in Saiyami. She is young, vivacious and fits the character of a firebrand Marathi mulgi to the T. We look forward to working with her.”(Also Read: Genelia & Riteish Deshmukh’s ‘most ambitious’ Marathi film goes on floor)

An excited Saiyami added, “I’m delighted to work in a language that I am very proud of — my mother tongue Marathi — that, too, opposite Riteish in his home production. He successfully introduced a new genre of action and drama to Marathi cinema with ‘Lai Bhari’.”

She further added, “I will really miss my grandmother on this journey because she would have been very proud to see my Marathi debut. I’m really excited and seek everyone’s good wishes and blessings.”

Tanvi Azmi’s niece, Sayami seems to be sharing some more common ground with her, as her aunt too had marked her Bollywood debut with Riteish Deshmukh and was seen playing his mother in ‘Lai Bhari’.

‘Mauli’ is scheduled to release early in 2019.