Benny P Nayarambalam’s daughter Anna Ben set to make her debut with Kumbalangi Nights
When the trailer of ‘Kumbalangi Nights’ was released, eyeballs were searching for the likes of Fahadh Faasil, Sreenath Bhasi, Soubin and Shane Nigam. But a curly haired ‘Babymol’ also grabbed attention courtesy her organic dialogue delivery and charming looks. She is debutant Anna Ben, who has been paired with Shane in the movie. Not many know that Anna is the daughter of popular scenarist Benny P Nayaramblam.
A fashion designer, trained at St. Teresa’s college, Anna always had the interest in movies but she was not confident enough till Kumbalangi came her way. With her father being a successful writer, she could have opted for an easy route to enter the industry. But Anna chose not to and worked her way up through auditions.
Interestingly, the makers of ‘Kumbalangi Nights’ were not aware of her identity till she managed to get selected for the fourth stage of the auditions. The recently released song, ‘Uyiril Thodum’ featuring Anna and Shane has already become a hit in social medias. Expectations are on the higher side for movie majorly due to the reunion of the superhit trio of Fahadh Faasil, Dileesh Pothan and Syam Pushkaran.
The combo’s last two outings – ‘Maheshinte Prathikaram’ and ‘Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum’ secured awards at the National level. While their roles were different in those films, ‘Kumbalangi Nights’ has them as producers. Syam Pushkaran along with Dileesh Pothan have launched a new production house named Working Class Hero and this is their maiden venture. They are producing the movie jointly with Fahadh’s banner Fahadh Faasil and Friends.
‘Kumbalangi Nights’, according to the makers, is a modern family drama set in Kumbalangi, a suburb in the city of Kochi. The movie is scheduled to hit screens on February 8.