MUMBAI: Former Miss World and actress Manushi Chhillar, who recently made her debut with the period film 'Samrat Prithviraj', has been cast opposite John Abraham for the film 'Tehran'.
The actress feels grateful that she is getting to portray different roles that allow her to explore more as an actor and showcase her acting credentials to people.
'Tehran' is inspired by true events and the actress has already started working on the second schedule of the film.
Shedding light on the film's progress, she said in a statement, "Yes, I have started the second schedule of my film 'Tehran' with John Abraham."
She shared that getting to experiment and taking up diverse roles in the early phase of her career brings in a certain validation to her, "'Tehran' is a project that I'm extremely excited about as it not only gives me a chance to present myself in a new avatar but will also allow me to learn and grow as an actor, given the role I have in the film."
The film is being produced by Dinesh Vijan of Maddock Films, who has been "hugely supportive" towards Manushi, as she is still getting acquainted with the world of cinema.
"It was really heart-warming to receive so much love after my first look from Tehran dropped. It's fun to experiment with roles and I hope I get to challenge myself even more", the actress added.
A Maddock Films production in association with Bake My Cake Films, 'Tehran' has been directed by Arun Gopalan, written by Ritesh Shah and Ashish Prakash Verma, produced by Dinesh Vijan, Shobhna Yadav and Sandeep Leyzell.