Shwetha Menon’s macho avatar in Naval Enna Jewel

Actor Shwetha Menon will have a dose of testosterone in her upcoming Mollywood flick Naval Enna Jewel. She will be seen as a male character in the movie, which is directed by debutante Ranji Lal Damodharan. The news was on the table for a while and was confirmed by the actor in a recent conversation. “It is true that I am playing a man, and I am the hero of the film. My co-stars are Adil Hussain, Reem Kadem and other actors of international repute. They have a different way of approaching their roles, and it’s something different and definitely challenging,” Shwetha revealed to TOI.

Even though the makers and Shwetha keep mum about the whereabouts of the movie, sources suggest that it deals with the life of an Iranian girl born to an Indian family. Naval Enna Jewel will shoot extensively in Oman. The movie will speak three languages, Malayalam, English and Iranian. “I am going as a student to the film’s sets. I want to learn on the way, as it is totally different from what I am doing right now. But to be honest, I am very nervous too. Once I’m done with the film, I might have a lot to talk about,” Shwetha told in her conversation with TOI.

Shwetha Menon was last seen in Akkaldamayile Pennu, which garnered critical acclaim. Akkaldamayile Pennu was based on a real incident and featured Shwetha Menon along with Malavika S Nair, who won the Kerala State Film Award for the best child artiste twice for her performances in Oomakkuyil Padumbol and Kamal’s Karuthapakshikal.

Started her career in the Mammootty flick Anaswaram as heroine, Shwetha took a short break from filmdom for modeling. Her brand endorsements made her one of the most wanted models and also earned her fair amount of controversies. Her most popular commercial was the Kama sutra ad, which visualized various sexual intercourse positions.

After some important and unimportant cameo appearances in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam, she made a stunning comeback with the human rights activist’s roe in the Mohanlal flick Keerthi Chakra. Shwetha established as a dependable and bold actress with her roles after 2006. Her performances in movies like Paradesi, Kalimannu, Rathinirvedam, and Rock & Roll earned her widespread acclaim and a number of award nominations.

Naval Enna Jewel is jointly written by VK Ajith Kumar and director Ranji Lal Damodharan. Hollywood actors Reem Kadem and Adil Hussain will don important roles in the movie. Justin George composes the music and Joby George is the cinematographer. Naval Enna Jewel is produced by Renji Lal Damodharan and Cyriac Mathew under the banner Indus Valley Film Creation.