Vijay Deverakonda had three releases this year out of which Geetha Govindam and Taxiwaala struck gold at the box-office, with the former even emerging as one of the biggest Telugu grossing films of recent times. Vijay made his big Tamil debut with the political thriller Nota, which sank without a trace at the box-office. Undeterred by the failure of his maiden bilingual film, it is believed Vijay has signed his second bilingual project which will be bankrolled by SR Prabhu of Dream Warrior Pictures. An official announcement can be expected to be made in a couple of weeks.
According to the grapevine, the yet to be titled project will be directed by Sri Karthik and if everything goes as planned, it will start rolling from February 2019. Interestingly, the project is also expected to feature Priyadarshi and Rahul Ramakrishna, both seen previously in two popular hits, Arjun Reddy and Pellichoopulu with Vijay.
Currently busy shooting for Telugu campus drama Dear Comrade, Vijay is also in talks with Mani Ratnam for a project. He was even approached for Simbuâ€™s role in Chekka Chivantha Vaanam; however, he couldnâ€™t take up the offer as he was occupied with other commitments.
In Dear Comrade, which is being directed by Bharat Kamma, Vijay will be seen as a student leader and he follows the philosophies of communism in his actions. He hails from a communist family. His Geetha Govindam star Rashmika Mandanna plays the leading lady and she will be seen in the role of a cricketer. The film will be produced by Mythri Movie Makers.
Vijay Deverakonda's next with Director Kranthi Madhav was officially launched last month. The film which has been inspired by a real incident also stars Raashi Khanna, Aishwarya Rajesh and Izabelle Leite, a British model. Kaka Muttai fame actress Aishwarya Rajesh who has shocked everyone with her performance in the recently release Dhanush starrer Vada Chennai will be foraying into the Telugu film industry with this film.
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