2019 Malayalam survival thriller Helen got wide critical acclaim and also was a big hit at the box office. The film featured Anna Ben in the lead role. Now, it is getting remade into Tamil and Kannada languages as well. The Tamil remake went on floors a few days back. The Kannada remake got confirmed but is yet to begin. The makers have chosen Lasya Nagaraj to play the lead role in this remake. Lasya shot to fame after participating in the season 5 of Bigg Boss Kannada.
Speaking in an interview with the Indian Express, one of the producers of the film, Lohit said that they were looking for a fresh face and performer who can match the sensibilities. Thus, they finalized Lasya. The young actress is also a good Bharatanatyam dancer, which is necessary for this film. Popular ad-filmmakers Sabu Aloysius and M Arun Kumar are directing this Kannada remake. It is being bankrolled jointly by Silver Train International and Friday Films. The shooting of this film will begin soon. More details on it will get revealed soon.
The original Helen got directed by Mathukutty Xavier. It featured Lal, Noble Babu Thomas and Aju Varghese in the other important roles. Helen is a surprise hit in the Malayalam film industry. No one expected that the film would become such a big hit but surprisingly, the movie unit is happy for this big success. Also, we hear that the film certainly has a reach to the audiences in other languages.