Actor Amitash Pradhan has landed a plum role in the upcoming dance-based film Heartbeats, which will be directed by writer of Step Up franchise Duane Adler. “I’m really excited about this project. We start shooting from January 2016,” Amitash, who is currently undergoing a workshop for the film in Mumbai, told a news portal.

Recalling how he landed the role, the actor, known for playing the baddie in Dhanush-starrer Tamil actioner Vella Illa Pattathari, said: “I had sent my dance and acting clip to Nalini Ratnam (casting director), who sent it to the production team. Then I went to Mumbai and gave eight to nine screen tests and auditioned for the role”.