Fat paycheque to Michael Madsen for Anushka Shetty’s Silence
After scoring the first blockbuster of 2018 with the horror-thriller ‘Bhaagamathie’, Anushka Shetty took her time and recently signed another thriller opposite pan-Indian actor Madhavan. Titled ‘Silence’, the big-budget project is touted to be a silent film featuring acclaimed actors and technicians. Written and co-produced by Kona Venkat, the crossover film will be majorly shot in the United States and the hunt for locations is currently going on.
While the makers earlier announced that a few Hollywood actors would be a part of this bilingual project, turns out that they are talks with ‘Kill Bill’ star Michael Madsen. According to a report, the makers of ‘Silence’ have reportedly decided to shell out Rs 3 crore to bring the 61-year-old talented actor on board. Though Michael is quite excited after listening to the storyline, he is yet to sign on the dotted line. ‘Vastadu Naa Raju’ fame Hemant Madhukar will be directing the film.
Apparently, Anushka has lost oodles of weight for ‘Silence’ after undergoing an intense weight-loss program in Austria. The 37-year-old actress has recently attended SS Rajamouli’s son wedding in Jaipur and had a gala time with her Baahubali co-star Prabhas. Along with the lead cast, ‘Silence’ stars Anjali, Shalini Pandey and Subbaraju in pivotal roles.
Silence is directed by debutant Hemant Madhukar, who had helmed films like Vastadu Naa Raju and Mumbai 125 KM. The thriller movie will be a silent film and Anushka might play a character who is deaf and dumb.
A major chunk of the film will be shot in the US and the makers are obtaining permission for the same. Kona Venkat of People Media Factory will be bankrolling this venture and he is also doubling up as a writer for Silence.
She is said to have undergone fitness training to shed some extra kilos. Going by the latest photos of her from SS Rajamouli’s son SS Karthikeya, it looks like she has achieved the desired result.
Madhavan and Anushka Shetty have teamed up earlier for a Tamil film titled Rendu, which released in 2006. After almost a decade, the duo will be sharing screen space together again