Baahubali fame KV Vijayendra Prasad is not only a well-known writer but a director as well. However, he cannot be termed as a successful director with his films failing to score big at the box office. In fact, his recent outing Sree Valli was a dud at the BO.
But the writer-director is putting all that behind to start afresh with his new directorial. Reports suggest that he has roped in comedian turned hero Sunil to play the lead role in his upcoming film. Sunil is also desperately in need of a hit with a string of failures at the box office.
KV Vijayendra Prasad made his debut as a writer with Janaki Ramudu and has written several films in his long career including the recent ones Mersal (2017), Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (2017), Jaguar (2016), Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015) and Baahubali: The Beginning (2015).
On the other hand, Sunil made his debut in 2000 with the film Nuvve Kavali in which he was seen in an uncredited role. He then went to play the comedian in several films including Nuvvu Nenu, Santosham, Bobby, Shambo Shiva Shambo etc.
Sunil’s big break came in the form of Maryada Ramana, in which he got to play the lead role for the first time. And this film was directed by KV Vijayendra Prasad’s son and ace director SS Rajamouli.
KV Vijayendra Prasad’s next film for which he has penned the story happens to be an epic biographical film titled Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi.
This Hindi film is directed by Krish and produced by Zee Studios, Kamal Jain and Nishant Pitti under the banner Kairos Kontent Studios. Made on a budget of Rs. 75 crore, the film stars Kangana Ranaut, Sonu Sood and Ankita Lokhande.
Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi is touted to hit the screens on April 27 next year.