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Anushka-Madhavan’s ‘Nishabdham’ rip-off of US thriller

The story of Madhavan and Anushka Shetty-starrer multilingual movie ‘Nishabdham’ is said to be inspired by an American thriller titled ‘Hush’.

The story of ‘Hush’ revolves around a deaf writer, who leads a secluded life in the woods and how she fights for her life when a masked psychotic killer appears in her window.

Directed by Hemant Madhukar, the film features an ensemble star cast that includes the likes of Michael Madsen, Anjali, Shalini Pandey, Subbaraju and Srinivasa Avasarala in pivotal roles.

In a recent interview, writer-producer Kona Venkat said that Anushka was not the first choice for ‘Nishabdham’. “Anushka wasn’t the first choice for the female lead’s role as I have written the script for another female superstar,” he said.

He added: “When I was returning from Mumbai, I spotted Anushka on the same flight. Suddenly, the plane had a tyre puncture and it has been diverted to Chennai. Meanwhile, I pitched the storyline of ‘Nishabdham’ to her and it took a week’s time for her to give the final nod.”


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