Iranian actress Elnaaz Norouzi in Jayam Ravi’s next

Noted Iranian actress Elnaaz Norouzi has been roped in to play a key role in Jayam Ravi’s next movie, tentatively titled Jana Gana Mana.

Jayam Ravi, for the first time in his career, will play an army officer in Jana Gana Mana, which is to be directed by Ahmed of Endrendrum Punnagai fame.

According to sources, the actor is preparing himself physically and mentallly for the role and he would undergo training from a retired military officer.

Elnaaz Norouzi is an Iranian actress and model who has appeared in films and television. She plays Zoya in Netflix India’s first original show Sacred Games. She has also appeared with Guru Randhawa in his music video for his Made in India. She made her film debut with 2018 movie Khido Khundi .

Elnaaz Norouzi was born in Tehran, Iran. In 1992, she moved to Hanover, Germany, with her family. She started modelling when she was about 14 years old, going to school and managing shoots on the weekends became her everyday life. Till the age of 19, she traveled in Asia and Europe. Once she finished school she decided to move to India.

Jayam Ravi’s last release was Comali, which hit the screens for Independence Day. “The centre theme of Comali is humanity. Prachanai vandha onnu serndhudarom, aana prachanai vandha dhaan seranuma? Why aren’t we having the same unity under normal conditions?” he said in an interview.

Recently, when Rajinikanth fans slammed makers of Comali for criticising the superstar, Ravi came out with an explanation.

In a statement, Ravi said, “Right from the beginning of my career, I have made a conscious effort to maintain a clean and straight record, thereby not involving myself in controversial issues.

My stance and ideologies have only been exhibited in movies through the fictional characters I have played and have never crossed those limits. I have always been a cordial and congenial friend to everyone and feel blessed to enjoy the privilege of being regarded as a mutual pal in the industry.”