A lowdown on all the goings-on in the Telugu film industry.
Former Indian pacer Shantakumaran Sreesanth switched over to movies after being banned from cricket for his alleged involvement in the Indian Premier League match-fixing saga in 2013.
Sreesanth will soon be seen in Pooja Bhatt’s Hindi film Cabaret and will also make his debut in the South, acting in a film that will be made simultaneously in Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, and will later be dubbed into 14 Indian languages!
Addressing the media director and producer Sana Yadireddy said, "This is my comeback film and I am very happy to be introducing Sreesanth as my lead actor.”
He further added, “Sreesanth is not only a good cricketer, but he is a superb dancer, actor and also an orator. I've seen him performing at many events and always wanted to work with him.”
“When we narrated the story, he liked it very much and gave his nod immediately. The backdrop of the film is cricket and it has a very good love story.”
He said the film will go on the floors in July and will be wrapped up in six months.
Talking about the film Sreesanth said. “Moreover, many of my family members are into acting. So I chose acting as a career in my second innings. Nothing should stop you. Life is more important than anything else.”
He added, “I am also learning Telugu for the film. I am looking forward to a good acting career in the South."
Jayasudha’s son Shreyan Kapoor to make his debut
Telugu cinema will see yet another new hero in the coming days.
Shreyan Kapoor, son of well-known actress and politician Jayasudha, and Nitin Kapoor, is acting in the film Basthi, directed by Vasu Manthena (also credited for writing the story).
Pragathi is the heroine. The film also features Mukesh Rishi. Abhimanyu Singh Praveen Immadi has composed the music.
The audio of the film was launched on June 21 in the presence of K Chandrasekhara Rao, chief minister of Telangana state.
Vishnu Manchu to team up with a Hollywood production house
Vishnu Manchu will feature in a Telugu film, Kannappa Katha, produced by his own 24 Frames Factory in collaboration with a Hollywood production house.
Vishnu plays the leading role in the film which will be directed by veteran actor Tanikella Bharani.
“Kannappa Katha is a story that can connect with people all across. We were excited right from the time we locked the script,” Vishnu said.
The scripting of the film is complete and the pre-production work has started. The cast and crew of the film will be announced shortly.