“Spin” star Avantika is getting her own series on Disney+!
The actress has been cast to lead “A Crown of Wishes” from Disney Branded Television, which is based on the book of the same name by Roshani Chokshi, Deadline reported.
For those who don’t know, “A Crown of Wishes” is the second book in Roshani‘s Star-Touched Queen duology.
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The novel centers on “Princess Gauri” (Avantika), who is imprisoned after a failed siege against her malevolent brother, the King of Bharata. When Gauri is exiled from her kingdom, she reluctantly teams up with Vikram, an untrustworthy prince from a rival neighboring land, to enter the Tournament of Wishes. One wish will be granted to the winner, and though Princess Gauri and Prince Vikram have differing agendas, they will be forced into an uneasy alliance—and unexpected romance—while saving both their kingdoms.
The fantasy series rooted in Hindu mythology will be executive produced by Avantika, Zanne Devine, with Raj Raghavan as co-executive producer and Jessica Sonnefeld Jolles as co-producer.
A well-recognized name in India and among the Indian diaspora in the United States, 15-year-old Avantika Vandanapu started her artistic journey through dancing, focusing on Indian classical dance forms, along with ballet, jazz, and contemporary. She won second place in the first North American edition of ZeeTV’s reality series “Dance India Dance Li’l Masters.” Vandanapu went on to act in multiple feature films in Indian cinema and more than 25 commercials for national and regional print and TV media. She also starred as Monyca in “Diary of a Future President” on Disney+ and can be heard as the voice of Kamala in Disney Junior’s hit animated series “Mira, Royal Detective.”
Earlier this year, Avantika starred in the movie “Senior Year” on Netflix, and coming up, she’ll be seen in the film “Horrorscope,” alongside Jacob Batalon, Alana Boden, and more.