Helen the 2019 Malayalam film directed by Mathukutty Xavier which happens to be his directorial debut and recently won a national award for Best Debut Director. Anna Ben was cast in the title role who won the Kerala State Film Award – Special Jury Award and the film also received a national award for Best Make-up Artist which truly deserves.
Now, this amazing gripping thriller is being remade into the wider audience, Bollywood! And Janhvi Kapoor will get into the shoes of Anna Ben, and her dad Boney Kapoor will produce the flick.
It is said that currently Janhvi returns from the US to prepare herself intensely for the character as it is based on a simple honest charming working-class girl who gets locked in the freezer of a supermarket and the actress will require to project her fears and physical collapse in below-zero temperature. So, Janhvi will spend time in isolation and also experience first-hand the trauma of being placed in freezing temperatures.
On this, Boney Kapoor says it’s a challenge for Janhvi to be doing a survivalist drama so early in her career, he says, “If you look fake doing it, the audience will reject the film. Janhvi will have to work really hard to convince the audience of her character’s predicament.”
Also, Helen is getting remade in Telugu, Tamil, and Kannada.