Archana debuts in films

TV anchor-turned-serial actress Archana, who shot to fame with Asianet's popular Malayalam serial ‘Ente Manasaputhri’ (aired in Tamil as ‘Maha Rani’ through Vijay TV), is debuting in films. The actress will handle a meaty role as Rani in director S. Kishore's Malayalam film Kochi.

Comedian, anchor and hero Jagadheesh will be the villain. The cast also includes Meera Vasudevan, Chandru, Kishore and Tamil star Nasser. Scripted by the director himself, Kochi is produced by Giri under the banner of Star Talkies.