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Diksha Panth joins the cast of Gopala Gopala

Diksha Panth is quite gung-ho to share screen space with Pawan Kalyan,Venkatesh and Mithun Chakraborty in Gopala Gopala. The actress has been signed to play the role of Gopi Maiyya, which was originally essayed by Poonam Jhawer in the Hindi original OMG! - Oh My God. An excited Diksha says, "I've never played a role like this, so I'm pretty excited about it. I feel blessed to share screen space with Mithunji and also Pawan Kalyan.

Mithunji is such an experienced actor.We've been shooting for the past one week in Hyderabad and Mithunji even complimented me saying, 'You are perfect for this role.' He's a single take actor and very nice to work with." However, it wasn't easy for the actress to bag this role. "I had to audition for this part several times. Earlier, the makers felt that I was too young to play this character because Poonam Jhawer is elder to me. However, after several screen tests, I was finalised," reveals Diksha.

Although her character is similar to the original one, the actress wants to bring in her own touch. "I had watched the original when it released in 2012. And then watched it again when I bagged the role. Though the character and my attire are similar, I would want to be original and not copy Poonam."

The actress will soon be making her Bollywood debut with Aayaam, to be directed by Mihir. "I'm playing the character of a modern college-going girl. She's smart, strong, broadminded and supportive of her family and relationship with her partner. Deepak Singh, who's done few Bhojpuri films, is cast opposite me."

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