Bigg Boss contestant Elli Avram to reprise Ileana D’Cruz character from Rustom in Ekta Kapoor next
Ekta Kapoor’s OTT platform is gearing up for an interesting courtroom drama titled, The Verdict – State V/s Nanavati. Helmed by Subhash Kapoor and Samar Khan, the series is loosely inspired by the infamous Nanavati’s case. For those who are unaware, Akshay Kumar’s movie Rustom was also based on the same case. Tumhari Sulu actor Manav Kaul will play the protagonist Kawas Nanavati, while Viraf Patel will essay the antagonist Prem Ahuja on screens. Now as per the latest reports in IWMBuzz, reality star and actor, Elli Avram has also been roped in the series, which is directed by Shashant Shah. Avram would essay the leading lady, Sylvia who is the root cause behind the entire fiasco. The same character was played by Bollywood actress Illeana D’Cruz in the above-mentioned movie.
Since Slyvia had an English background, the makers found the Swedish-Greek actress Elli Avram, perfectly fitting into the bills of the character. Elli started her career in a movie opposite TV presenter Maniesh Paul. However, she became a prominent celebrity post her participation in the 7th season of the controversial reality series Bigg Boss. Post that she did movies like Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon, Poster Boys and such. None of them could make a great impact on her career. With her digital debut and a challenging character, Elli has a great chance to prove her acting mettle.
The series also features popular actors like Angad Bedi and Sumeet Vyas in pivotal roles of lawyers. While Bedi essays Karl Khandalavala, Vyas will play the popular Ram Jethmalani.
The Nanavati case was a 1959 Indian court case where commander Kawas Nanavati was accused of murdering his wife, Slyvia’s lover Prem Ahuja. While Kumar’s Rustom was loosely inspired, this web-series is going to be more real and close to the incident.
Do you think Elli will do justice to the character?