Austrian model goes gaga over Malayalam film

Kochi Austrian dancer-turned-model Daniela Zacherl, who has been shooting for Malayalam film "Spanish Masala", says she immensely enjoyed working for the film and has even picked up a few Malayalam words. Zacherl is the lead actress in the film and stars opposite popular Malayalam actor Dileep. "I'm extremely delighted I got this opportunity to act in the film directed by Lal Jose. I have now learned four Malayalam words -- uma (kiss), namasthe and namasakaram (the traditional way for greeting) and nandi (thanks)," said Zacherl. "It was a great experience and I took the opportunity that came my way. I am happy that everything has come out well," said the actress. Almost 90 percent of the film's shoot took place in Spain and the rest in Kerala. "It was a good experience. Whenever I had a problem, Dileep and all used to resolve it. I also had a lot of Malayalam dialogues...the songs in the film are awesome," added the actress. The film is being produced by Noushad under the Big Screen Productions banner.