Janhvi was to begin shooting for the film in June but the extension of curbs in the second lockdown have delayed the schedule. The film is being directed by Mathukutty Xavier who had also directed the original ‘Helen’ in Malayalam. The original film had featured actors Anna Ben and Lal in lead roles.
Since the shoot of the film demands live locations, the production team is currently conducting recces of prospective locales. Due to travel restrictions and production concerns, the film will be shot in India and the crew will not be travelling to foreign locales.
‘Helen’ is a 2019 film and is a survival thriller that won National Awards for the director, who also made his debut with this feature and the make-up artiste, too. The movie has already been remade in Tamil titled ‘Anbirkiniyal’ and it starred Keerthi Pandian in the lead. Janhvi’s character in the film will probably be named Mili.