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Mallika to work with Avatar star

india Updated: Feb 05, 2010 01:08 IST

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Bollywood actress Mallika Sherawat has been cast opposite Avatar star Laz Alonso in Love, Barack, her upcoming Hollywood flick, a political comedy.

Sherawat, who plays the the character of Aretha Gupta, a devoted local Obama volunteer coordinator, said in a statement, “Laz Alonso is a talented and exciting actor. I’m very lucky to be working with him.”

American filmmaker Doug McHenry is directing the film, which will show Democrat Aretha unexpectedly falling for her Republican counterpart (Alonso), working for the local McCain office a month before election day.

The film also stars veteran actress Ruby Dee, comic actor Gerry Bednob and film and television actress Loretta Devine.