Swedish actor Elli Avram is set to make her Bollywood debut opposite TV anchor-turned-actor Manish Paul in the upcoming flick, Mickey Virus. Director Saurabh Varma zeroed in on Elli after auditioning 200 women. Little did he know that the actor is the daughter of veteran Swedish actor, Maria Granlund. Maria has worked with Ingmar Bergman in Oscar-winning film, Fanny and Alexander.
Elli has done a lot of theatre in Sweden too. We had approached a few known female actors for the lead opposite Manish but later we decided to cast a new face. We chose Elli through auditions because she fit the bill perfectly, Varma said in a statement. Set in Delhi, the film is a comic thriller about the life of a Punjabi computer geek Mickey, who plans a con of a lifetime.