Indian-American actor Kunal Nayyar has come on board as executive producer for Nitya Mehra’s animated feature ‘Diya’, for Reel FX Originals. According to Deadline, ‘Diya’ will be a mythology-based fantasy adventure, honing in on the folklore of India.
It is written by Shiwani Srivastava and Dr Amy Bhatt and is produced by Steve O’Brien and Jared Mass of Reel FX Originals. Nayyar is executive producing through his company, Good Karma Productions, alongside his head of production, Jason Hiro Kim.
Nayyar is an actor-producer best known for playing Raj Koothrappali on CBS’ hit sitcom, ‘The Big Bang Theory’. He has also lent his voice to the hit animation film franchises ‘Trolls’ and ‘Ice Age’. He currently stars in the Apple TV+ series ‘Suspicion’ and will next be seen in the Netflix feature ‘Spaceman’.
Mehra made her directorial and screenwriting debut in 2016 on the hit film ‘Baar Baar Dekho’, starring Siddharth Malhotra and Katrina Kaif. She received critical acclaim for her film, ‘Chaand Mubaarak’.